Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

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Huma
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Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

Post by Huma » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:14 pm

Two IDs please. Is #1 a Southern Bracket? #2 is large and common in this part of Warwickshire, but I am finding it difficult to identify. Any advice gratefully received.
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Re: Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

Post by mushroom mike » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:35 pm

The bracket looks like one of the Ganoderma.There are two Ganoderma that look very similar in the field. Ganoderma australe. and Ganoderma applanatum. The only way to tell the difference is by microscopy. Saying that the Ganoderma applanatum sometimes has a gall attachment on the underneath, this is not the case with the australe.

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Re: Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

Post by Flaxton » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:50 pm

I think this is G resinaceum.

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Re: Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:42 pm

Far too old to be certain (+ not enough features - please don't just rely on a single shot), but Pleurotus cornucopiae comes to mind . . .

PS if it's common surely there must be better examples, and see: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49
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Re: Visit to Charlecote Park, nr Warwick

Post by Huma » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:55 pm

Thanks Mike, and Chris you our point is well taken. I will try to provide a better series of shots for further scrutiny. Cheers, Hugh

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