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Old 15th September 2016
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

This Bracket Fungus Does Not Form Brackets

If you look up Polyporus you will find a host of mushroom species which form brackets on dead trees. This one lives on dead twigs but had a stem, much like other mushrooms. I found this one, Polyporus tuberaster, on a twig in a local deciduous wood last Saturday. At about an inch (25mm) across, it is also smaller than many bracket fungi. As you can clearly see, this genus has pores, rather than gills, in this case sharpley-angled ones.

It was a lone individual but has a "button" on its stem.

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