Fungi on dead wood

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Moriati
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Fungi on dead wood

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Post by Moriati » December 4th, 2018, 10:49 pm

First is a small bracket type fungi growing from the base of an oak post hammered into the ground to make a picket fence.

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Unknown fungi growing on oak post
Second and third image is fungi growing on dead grapevine woven into a picket fence.
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Fungi growing on dead Grape vine
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Last is growing on oak logs stacked for posible firewood use.

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Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by forager » December 5th, 2018, 11:08 am

no1 i would say is an old turkey tail - Trametes versicolor

no 2 & 3 is one of the Crepidotus species, probably Crepidotus mollis

no4 is Hairy curtain crust - Stereum hirsutum

all fairly common ones, especially the Turkey tail and Sterum,

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by ashgale » December 5th, 2018, 4:54 pm

i agree with Forager with all the id's :)
although the crepidotus could be one of the other species, but mollis seems the best choce i think

one way to check if its C.mollis is to try peeling the cap skin off, as mollis is said to have this feature.

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by Moriati » December 6th, 2018, 12:14 am

Thanks so much for both of you for your help. I would like to mention though, they may be just common species, but they need to be recorded as present on the site the same as any rare find. Fungi are an extreme weak spot for me and I need all the help I can get with identification.

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by ashgale » December 6th, 2018, 12:07 pm

they may be common species, but they are still interesting in their own right, and well worth recording,
as for the help bit, i feel thats what this forum is all about, sharing your finds and helping others to id things if possible,
and we can all learn from other peoples posts here, :)

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by mary » December 6th, 2018, 1:49 pm

i have learned so much from this forum, thanks to the willing help for everyone here, not only about fungi, but on lots of other wildlife aspects too,
and posting your queries and finds here is like creating a record too i feel,
and even common things like turkey tail have their place :D

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by tapinela » December 6th, 2018, 7:05 pm

well that crepidotus might be common to some of you, but i cant recall seeing any of it myself yet :)
thats another one to add to my bucket list :D

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Re: Fungi on dead wood

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Post by ashgale » December 8th, 2018, 12:51 pm

you could utilize your log piles into oyster mushroom production as a side crop :) while still maintaining an ecosystem for the other wildlife without much disturbance to them, as there are lots of sources for those dowel kits of suitable spawn available now, never tried it myself, but from all accounts its very easy to do as a diy project these days :)

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