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Fungus on Beech

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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 19:32   #1
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Fungus on Beech

I would be grateful for confirmation of the ID of this fungus growing in a cavity on a mature beech in The Chilterns:
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Old Sunday 17th February 2019, 15:58   #2
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It looks like one of the bracket type of fungi, possibly Southern Bracket or Artist's Bracket both of which have a preference for growing on Beech
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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 10:23   #3
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Or perhaps Oyster mushrooms

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Old Wednesday 20th February 2019, 22:42   #4
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I must admit that is what I was thinking.
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Hi all,

Yes, Oysters - You can clearly see gills which separates it from Polypores like Ganoderma.

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Thanks, Nick, much appreciated.
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