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evie2



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 6:15 pm    Post subject: tree fungi  Reply with quote    

I was having a look out the window today and noticed the silver birch stump (about 4ft tall) has what appears to be chicken of the wood growing in several places. I've never seen this on the stump before. I read up about it and it says the growth is May to September. The link below is what it looks like. Also, if it is chicken of the wood, why would it be growing now?

Link, http://mijntuin.s3.amazonaws.com/plants/14137.jpg

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That doesn't look like CotW or silver birch. Do you have a picture of the actual fungi?

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ditto

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have seen some yellow fungus growing on a tree stump a week or so back but it wasn't Chicken of the woods. Neither is that in the photo.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Honey fungus?

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Too yellow I think, but you can't really have a guess without better photos including close ups of cap, stem and gills

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 15 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It could be honey fungus. The colour can be quite variable.

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 15 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

True MR. Would you eat it based on that observation ?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 15 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sulphur tufts?

Definitely NOT COTW! This is COTW.


dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 15 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i would want a better set of photos inc a section and gill form to give owt but a possible id .

my first thought for the ones in the photo was maybe sulfur tuft but if one has the shroom in your hand id from a set of photos in a book is tricky at times ,id from a photy is hard and id from a photo of one "a bit like it" is not a science or an art it is at best a guess

evie2



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 15 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Son's coming home from uni this weekend so I shall get him to photograph it The photo is from a gallery on t internet. I have no desire to eat it, it was more curiosity. However, if there's a definitive identification and it cures FM, a broken heart and arthritis

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think honey fungus is edible, but would always check with a good authority before eating. Also I wouldn't eat anything I wasn't hundred percent certain about the ID. Be interested to see what the picture is like.

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 15 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Honey Fungus is an excellent eating mushroom, although it is unsure just how many different species "it" encompasses

Sulphur tuft on the other hand, to which some of our people have pointed, is one of those "poisonous" mushrooms which blight the popular books.

There are truly deadly funghi which grow on logs, but I don't really think those in the photo are in this category.

However, I don't like "might be's" pointing to edible toadstools in a frivolous way. I'm sure we would feel pretty bad if a novice were to rely on those uninformed guesses and end up dead !

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 15 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

evie2 wrote:


...... I have no desire to eat it,.............


If it turns out to be COTW or even one of the Honey Funghi - You owe it to posterity to eat a portion !

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