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Got back to this today.

 

These pics are of some further, but pretty unidentifiable fruiting bodies, of what I am pretty sure are bracket fungus (not honey fungus).

 

I am assuming that these are not further fruiting bodies of Psuedoinonotus dryadeus, both because of what is left of their shape, and because if they were I would expect them to be in a similar part of their cycle to the other fruiting bodies of that species?

 

My thoughts were Fistulina hepatica, mainly because of their(admittedly decayed) shape.

 

You can see that above these that further brackets may have been removed.

 

Also visible on the photographs are what appear to be honey fungus rhizomorphs. These were throughout the area of the fruiting bodies, and also in contact with the fruiting bodies.

 

Is it likely that the base of this tree is simultaneously hosting three species of parasitic fungus?

 

Interested in your thoughts David.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

Definitely the previous years Psuedoinonotus dryadeus brackets.

 

 

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The rhizomorphs may well be of a different and more benign Armillaria species, presence of the boot laces doesn't always mean that it's the parasitic mellea.

 

 

 

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Couple of large ones on an oak in our back garden.

 

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TPO on the tree, the TO recommends removal.

 

 

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