Wednesday, September 25

Is it Giant Polypore?

 




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  1. Isn't fungi great...so interesting to look at....what it is however I have no idea....I really should get some books in fungi and try to identify a few!!

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    1. I don't understand how anyone dare forage fungi, Tanya. Just too similar.

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  2. I'm not very good at identifying fungi, but I saw something very similar at Temple Newsam last year.

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    1. I once photographed something similar at Harewood but the colouring was different. I no good at identifying fungo either.

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  3. That is fabulous isn't it? I particularly love the 4th photo. Very weird.

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  4. What ever it is, there is a great deal of it. I have a sister who, with her husband, picks and eats wild mushroom but I have never had the guts to try it. I would feel more confident with a person showing how to identify the various mushrooms but I only have had books.

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    1. I'd never be confident even if someone showed me Alain as so many look so similar

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  5. I am quite sure it is a Giant Polypore. Usually found on old oak stumps. What a beautiful specimen! Check it on my blog here http://kalipso-mushroomsandtoadstools.blogspot.com/search/label/Meripilus

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    1. I'll have a look Vesna. There were about six or seven large clumps like this but in the centre it looked as though a tree may have been there at some point so maybe the fungi were growing on dead roots.

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    2. I've had a look and the fungo are certainly very similar. These were growing on the ground in the grass and so are viewed from a different angle.

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  6. That looks amazing - don't know what it is though. We went to a fungi foray with the national trust on sat - finding and looking only - it was amazing. great fun for the kids looking for them too. we normally would never even notice them on a walk!

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    1. Must admit, Elablue when you have a camera in your hand you do tend to notice more that you would normally

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  7. Sue - would you mind if I put a link to your photo on their Facebook page. It's Downhill Demesne & Mussenden Temple - National Trust - if you want to have a look first.

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    1. No problem , Elablue - it was actually taken at a National Trust property near Grantham -Belton House

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    2. Thanks Sue. I'm sure they'll think it's amazing too!

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  8. It's wonderful. In France I have heard you can take them in to pharmacies to have them identified - not sure if this is the case, but it would be handy to have an expert to confirm what it is.

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    1. It would CJ - I think there is somewhere on the Internet where you can send photos. Maybe I should look around

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  9. Wow, that's just amazing. We have the occasional clump of title mushrooms growing in the lawn during late spring/early summer, but nothing like that!

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    1. Each one was about half a metre (about 1' 9") across and there were at least six of them, Jules so would would have made a giant statement if they had been on our lawn.

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  10. I have little knowledge of fungi but that is absolutely amazing!!! How incredible to see so many all so tightly congested. I must say I love the mushrooms that suddenly appear during autumn, I have all sorts springing up but none like that....sadly!xxxx

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    1. I don't think that I would want any in the garden, Snowbird.

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