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In all my years I’ve never seen this on a standing tree.

This is on a 250 year old (approx) C Lime . The seam of fruiting bodies stretch from the ground to 20’ !!

Any ideas what they are as I’ve only come across this type of fungus on the ground ..

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Mycena of some sort. feeding on dysfunctional columns between buttresses 

not had a proper look yet but found a key here to European species

cheers

Mike

found another Mycena key for uk

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Psylocibin if am not mistaken k

Definitely not Liberty caps.
Wrong shape bell, visible gills through bell and most importantly no nipple!
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Fascinating... I would be rather concerned about the integrity of the tree...! Particularly a Lime. This needs further investigation to assess the decay parameters particularly if of a high target value... How about Hypholoma... 

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pics aren't good enough to be sure, but having had another look, i'm now thinking it could be Fairy ink Cap, coprinellus disseminatus

It looks to me as if it's feeding on a dead column of wood which the tree has been adapting to, for a long time.

But, as Derek says, certainly worth checking for further for evidence of decay if there are any targets

 

edit. Liberty caps are a grassland species 

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