ID monster mushroom dark underside

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Findo
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Huge flat fungus, dark closed underside

Post by Findo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:38 am

This monster is sitting underneath conifers at the side of a golf fairway. Since 4 days ago it looks like an animal has nibbled it.

Any idea what it is? Thanks
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ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Findo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:55 am

This is under conifers between 2 fairways on my golf course. Is it the warm weather which has encouraged it to grow so big?

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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:14 pm

Quite possibly - though tbf I can't see the fungus ;)
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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Findo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:12 pm

See the post immediately before this- the photos got posted on that one. Dupe post by newbie, sorry

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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:47 pm

Hi Findo, and welcome to UK Fungi.

I've merged the three posts from your duplicated topic (now shown immediately above) with your original post containing the photos.

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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Flaxton » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 pm

Hi Findon
It is one of the Boletus equaliser group.

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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:54 am

Flaxton wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Hi Findon
It is one of the Boletus equaliser group.
equaliser Mal? Slip for aestivalis ?
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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Flaxton » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:11 am

Don't you just love autocorrect, of course you are right Chris.
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Re: ID monster mushroom dark underside

Post by Findo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:37 pm

Thanks for your help, appreciated

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