Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I.D. Help

                                   Found at SunnyVale Sunday largest fruit body 50 cm across.

 Original post from FRAN44 on CW blog


  1. I don't recognise it from the photo, but I was in Sunny Vale today, looking for amphibians. (Didn't find any.)

    It's an unusual bluish colour. The tree looks like a Poplar, is that right? It could help with the id.

  2. Yes, the species of tree would help. It looks a bit like willow bark, a suggestion is Willow Bracket (Phellinus igniarius)??

  3. Im about as good at tree id as iam at fungi id, but thanks anway.

  4. Sorry, Fran.
    If you want to give me directions I can pop over and look at it.
    Also I am thinking of running a tree identification course starting this summer. Would you be interested?
    Then we are having a talk by a tree specialist called Bel Hale on October 8th at our monthly indoor meeting, to which non-members are always welcome.
    Thanks for your post.

  5. Its on the footpath between the lake and the old buildings about 30 yards in (SE 11963 24926)