Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Nick Highland
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Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Post by Nick Highland » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:11 am

Resupinate Fungus Reelig Glen, Highland Scotland

Heavily shaded location, mixed coniferous and broad leaved trees

On rotting wood fragment, could not identify what type

OS Grid NH 5587 4288

23rd September 2018

Any ID, partial or complete, would be a great help.

Thanks

Nick
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Re: Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Post by Flaxton » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:48 am

I think a slug eaten Pleurotus possibly P cornucopoidiae. How big was it?

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Re: Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Post by Nick Highland » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:03 am

Thanks for the input and possible ID. Size would be approximately 6cm for the whole thing on the diagonal bottom left to top right in the photograph, about 3-4cm across the base where there is attachment to the wood.

Nick

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Re: Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Post by Flaxton » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:52 pm

At that size it might have been ;) P pulmonarius but as that tends to be an early season species probably P cornucopiae

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Re: Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Post by MykoGolfer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:35 pm

Another possibility is Hericium cirrhatum. The teeth can get a bit untidy when it gets older and fragile.

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Re: Resupinate Fungi ID help please

Post by Nick Highland » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:27 am

Thank you, another good possibility to consider and which I hadn't. Real help.

Regards,

Nick

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