Possibly Chaga

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Possibly Chaga

Post by Macavity » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:10 am

I am new to the forum & developed a keen interest in the fungi I've seen this Autumn & Winter doing my best to identify them with PictureMushroom app, Google & Collins Fungi Guide. I would like help with a fungus I found (8/01) near the base of a large, mature Horsechestnut tree in the West Midlands. Some of it was hard but another part soft & suede-like. An irregular hemishere, 5 -10cm across, some blackened, some areas appeared to have been nibbled. Am I right in thinking it is Chaga, Inonotus obliquus please? Thank you. Margaret
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Re: Possibly Chaga

Post by adampembs » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:02 pm

Too decomposed to have any idea, I'm afraid.
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Re: Possibly Chaga

Post by Peachysteve » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:17 am

It isn't Chaga.
It appears to have been a large soft bracket like Meripilus giganteus.
As Adam says it is not in a good enough state to positively identify other than to say what it is not.

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Re: Possibly Chaga

Post by Chris Johnson » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:15 am

Hello Margaret

I've nothing to add to the earlier responses but just wanted to welcome you to the forum and look forward to more posts.

Regards, Chris

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Re: Possibly Chaga

Post by Macavity » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:37 pm

Many thanks for your opinions. Margaret

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