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1000seeds



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 12 3:56 pm    Post subject: Can you identify this fungi please  Reply with quote    

Hallo,

I saw this fungi in a tree, can anyone identify it for me please?
I've included a picture of the tree leaves.

Thank you!













Thanks!

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 12 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks like it could be a baby Chicken of the woods to me. Good find!

lettucewoman



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 12 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes...does look like it, on an ash tree? Yummy!!

1000seeds



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 12 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you!

Most fungi seem to be stem and cap, but this is the first one I've seen that looks slug-like. I thought it was a by product of sap rising,

I saw these walnut trees on 10th April ( pix posted below) after a heavy rainfall. They had been pruned at the wrong time of year - I was told - one is dead the other living. The water was running out like a leaky tap. The orange stuff ( I honestly thought someone had been chucking creme eggs at them when I first saw them! ) made me think the yellow stuff was some sort of by product.

Thanks again.












tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 12 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Walnuts bleed heavily if you prune them in spring, sometimes to death

1000seeds



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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 12 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Four days later and Baby Chicken in the Wood has grown!

Indian Ringed Parakeets are nesting about eight feet up the tree directly opposite this. I don't know if they caused the damage to it.

Does anyone know the origin of the name, please?

Thanks again.





jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 12 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder if the parakeets are eating it.

Here's one I found today (The bottom layer is currently incoporated in a lasagne in which is in the oven )



1000seeds



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 12 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That looks a different fungus from my pictures Jamanda. Mine doesn't look like that, are they different types of babychickeninthewood?

Yours looks like a bracket fungus. Mine looks like a marshmallow! Mine is also growing. On the side of the same tree, there is another growth.

The one previously photographed (above) is 10 inches long and 3 - 4 inches wide. The new growth is 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. But again, looks like a marshmallow and not a bracket fungus.

I think it is going to take over the tree.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 12 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

By baby, I meant immature, before the shelves had started to develop. I was going by the bright yellow colour.

It could be something else, but I don't know what I'm afraid.

1000seeds



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 12 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay J, thanks again.

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 12 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if you can go back daily to where your baby cotw is, you'll see how quickly it changes... round these parts about 3 days from baby yellow blob to brackets...
none round here yet, but we've been feasting on St Georges best year for a long while... mental note to self: get more sherry...

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