2nd try at uploading ID request....

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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2nd try at uploading ID request....

Post by MikeR » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Messed up last time, so hopefully this will work now.

Found a fungus growing downwards from a branch. I don't have any other image but the location was by Derwent Water in the Lake District. I'm hoping that it's such a common variety that you may be able to ID from this one photo!
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Thanks for any suggestions
Mike

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Re: 2nd try at uploading ID request....

Post by Lancashire Lad » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:17 am

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Your fungus is a freshly emerging example of Fomitopsis betulina - Birch Polypore.

Until recently, (2016), the scientific name was Piptoporus betulinus.

The name change came about as a result of genome DNA sequencing in 2016, but it is still shown as Piptoporus betulinus on many websites, (and, of course, in many fungi books).

See: - https://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Pipbet1_1/Pi ... .home.html
and
https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/pipt ... ulinus.php

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Mike.
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Re: 2nd try at uploading ID request....

Post by MikeR » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Mike, much appreciated. Thanks!

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