Polyporus squamosus?

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Polyporus squamosus?

Post by mykmyk » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:56 pm

I saw these fungi growing on a dead tree today in rural Aberdeenshire. I think They are probably Polyporus squamosus but cannot be sure. Can you help?
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Re: Polyporus squamosus?

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:43 am

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

I think you can safely say that is definitely P.squamosus.

Nothing with similar macro characteristics, (I'm thinking of P.tuberaster), would grow with such a large grouping and to such a large size.

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Re: Polyporus squamosus?

Post by mykmyk » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks for the confirmation!

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