Friday, 22 October 2010

bracket fungi

Piptoporus betulinus Birch Polypore

Inonotus dryadeus - a huge 30cm diameter specimen growing close on the base of an Oak tree, a spectacular find ( I really do sound like an anorak now )

the photo doesn't do justice to this stunning Piptoporus betulinus Birch Polypore, the underside of which is as smooth as marble.Older specimens were once used to sharpen razors,hence it's common name of Razor-strop Fungus.

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