Postia stiptica

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 stiptica

Post by Bob Hazell » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:20 am

Another request with limited information. The attached photograph was taken in woodland at Thruscross Reservoir on 23rd October. It was growing on the log of a pine tree a little way off the pathway with limited access. From the distance inspected it appeared to have a furry cap but I couldn't see the underside as it was too close to the ground. The cap appeared to be oozing sap. Superficially it was the size of many slime moulds that I have seen being about 6 cms wide by 3 or 4 cms. I assume that it it some form of bracket and although I know a definitive identification is very unlikely I wondered if it might be Postia stiptica. Any thoughts despite the limited information would be much appreciated.
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Re: Postia stiptica

Post by Lancashire Lad » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:33 am

Hi Bob,

Another nice photo!

You are on the right track with Postia, but with its general looks and guttation droplets, this is the anamorph stage of Postia ptychogaster.

I find it locally, although fairly infrequently: -
Postia ptychogaster.
Postia ptychogaster.
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Mike.
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Re: Postia stiptica

Post by Bob Hazell » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:23 pm

Thanks Mike. I really didn't think I had much chance of getting any responses, other than guidance on submitting photographs! Much appreciated.
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Bob

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