Hexagonia fungi?

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Hexagonia fungi?

Post by Twest » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:57 pm

Found growing on an unknown rotten stump, initially thought it was a turkey tail but closer inspection convinces me it's not. Had a Google and it came up with hexagonia fungi but I couldn't find any information regarding edibility, uses, toxicity, of anything. Infact I couldn't find anything useful other than a name
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Re: Hexagonia fungi?

Post by adampembs » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:32 pm

What tree was it growing on? Was this in the UK? Perhaps worth reading https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49

Did you try bruising the pores? Check Blushing bracket Daedaleopsis confragosa, which is quite variable in colour. I've never heard of Hexagonia, its not common here but from Googling, they should have hexagonal pores, yours look more elongated round ones.

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Re: Hexagonia fungi?

Post by adampembs » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Sorry, just saw about unknown stump. It might be worth mentioning what the other trees were around it though. There's a high chance of an oak stump in an oak forest, for example.
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Re: Hexagonia fungi?

Post by Flaxton » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:32 am

Blushing Bracket for me as well

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Re: Hexagonia fungi?

Post by Lancashire Lad » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am

I agree with Adam and Mal - Daedeliopsis confragosa - Blushing Bracket.

Fungi within the genus Hexagonia are mostly tropical/sub-tropical. (They have pores which are generally hexagon / honeycomb shaped).

The pores on your example have the "Daedalioid" - (irregular, elongated), - typical of Daedeliopsis and other Daedalia species.

The colour change to pinkish red on the pores is also typical of what happens when "Blushing Bracket" is handled.

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