Postia tephroleuca

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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Bob Hazell
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Postia tephroleuca

Post by Bob Hazell » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:04 pm

I photographed this fungus yesterday at Draycote Water near Rugby. It is growing on fallen deciduous branches (in a currently dry ditch) by a small copse. The fungus is about 5 cms width and the top appears furry/felty and is currently quite delicate. The underside appears to have toothed pores. It has a depth of about 2 cms. I assume it is a young bracket fungus, possibly Postia tephroleuca and as usual would welcome better informed opinions.
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Re: Postia tephroleuca

Post by Chris Yeates » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:02 pm

Hi
When you say deciduous I am assuming you mean hardwood/broadleaf? there are deciduous conifers of course. Putting aside that bit of pedantry, and assuming it is on a hardwood branch, then with that telltale patch of blue I would think you have Postia subcaesia there.
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Re: Postia tephroleuca

Post by Bob Hazell » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:50 pm

Thanks Chris. Your assumption regarding the wood/trees is correct. Also many thanks for the identification- as always it’s much appreciated.
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Bob

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