Help needed to identify bracket fungus, possibly a Postia species.

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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ScarletMaguire
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Help needed to identify bracket fungus, possibly a Postia species.

Post by ScarletMaguire » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 pm

Hi all, found these lovely bracket fungi today on a dead log in a beech/mixed woodland. I cannot tell if the white parts are actually part of the fungus or something else growing on top. Each bracket is between 3-7 cm wide at the widest. They are also broadly attached. No distinctive smell. I dug into the pores with my nail and they bruised a reddish colour. Any advice is appreciated!
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Re: Help needed to identify bracket fungus, possibly a Postia species.

Post by Flaxton » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:29 am

Perfect example of Daedaleopsis confragosa the Blushing Bracket
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