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Tuesday, 15 September 2015


I found this on a standing mature Beech tree where the bark is dead. I think it may be a Pleurotus but maybe someone can identify?


Alison said...

Hi Philip,
It looks like you have found Branching Oyster (Pleurotus cornucopiae) as the gills are decurrent and run down the full length of the stem. It looks like a mollusc has eaten part of the gills in the specimen on the left hand side but apart from that it looks like a good match to me.



Philip said...

Thanks Alison, it's good to have a name for it.