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Fomes fomentarius (L.) J.J. Kickx (Hoof Fungus, Tinder Bracket)

Date 13 April 2005
OS grid ref SU20
Lat/Lon 50° 50' N, 1° 40' W
Location Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
Voucher 13/04/2005[D]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary Old fruitbody on fallen Beech trunk
Associated organism: on fallen trunk of Fagus sylvatica
Identification Notes: Crust: 0.6mm thick.
Context: 15mm thick, brown, without white spots.
Pore layer: to 14mm deep
"Fomes spores" reported by another observer.

When the small slice was left in the fridge for a week, the hyaline generative hyphae grew out to form white patches.

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