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Fungi on tree trunk ID (Cumbria, UK) (1 Viewer)

gillean55

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Hello

These small toadstools were found on the trunk of a moss-covered tree (upstanding) in some mixed woodland yesterday.

In case it's relevant, I've also added a photo of one of the few remaining leaves (which looks like a sycamore to me) and also a section of the tree trunk (which looks like something else?).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Paul
 

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gillean55

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Thanks for the suggestion re the tree, Pete.

The trunk certainly looks to be a better match for Norway Maple - at least from the sketches shown in my Spotter's Guide to Trees! However, I should have mentioned that it was only about 20cm wide and so it was not a mature specimen. What I should have done was to photograph/collect some of the winged seeds, which apparently can be used to separate these two species.

Paul
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
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