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Fungi identification required please

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This fungus was found at the base of a mature sycamore. It was originally white in colour but has now darkened. I'd love an identification. I suspect it may be the anamorphic stage of Kretzschmaria deusta but stand to be corrected. Any help appreciated. Sorry, best photo I could get!

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Pic isn't good enough, I wouldn't jump to the Kd conclusion. Quite often between the buttresses of Sycamore I find white markings but they turn out to be superficial an associated with leaf mould. There 's no mistaking true Kd. The white vertion naever covers big areas, it is in spots initially and then around the rim of larger grey areas as these develop.

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The 'white markings' are a definite fungi. Wish I'd taken an earlier photo. And yes, it's not like any Kd (or Ud as I was taught ages ago!)  that I've ever seen. Every one I have seen was of blatant charcoal type appearance. But, I thought it may be an early appearance of the Kd fruiting bodies. (Only guessing though)

 

It's quite a prominent village tree, which has been shedding branches. No major crown dieback. However, the client is worried as they are some high value targets under it.

 

A couple more photos. Both from different parts of the buttress roots

 

 

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