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a small crowded bracket group

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:30 pm
by coffeeman
this collection of small brackets are growing at the very base of a standing but dead birch tree.

barely extending 2cm out from the bark, they are a deep brown when wet, much paler and wrinkled when dry and have a pale edge. The underside is quite lumpy and there appear to be no pores, just a sugary-textured surface yet it is yielding oval spores which are smooth, white and 4.5-6.5 x 2.8-3.9.

I considered Root Rot (Heterobasidion annosum) as it is almost tumbling over the start of the tree's roots, but that has slightly spiky spores.

thanks in anticipation, Alan