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Came across this today thought id take some photos, what do you think? sorry pictures are a bit crap only had my phone on me. if someone could tell me if there are examples of mycelial lobes and compartmentalisation, I havent a clue, also thoughts on a lightening strike.








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Only looking on a tiny phone screen myself but I see (i think)

- no evidence of lighting strike

- a white fuzz and cubical rot, possibly Laetiporous mycelial felts

- black stuff I can't see very well. Could be fire damage or Armillaria plaques?

- doesn't look well compartmentalized, hence decay column close to surface, poor t:r ratio and failure.

I imagine one of the mycophilic trio will confirm/deny/offer better suggestions. Did it come down in the strong winds we've had in the south east?

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! believe it came down last night mate, its on the side of a road i travel down daily, and noticed it this morning, The black stuff is defiantely fire damage I know the pictures are rubbish.

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here some more


The first picture shows young fruitbodies of Trametes versicolor combined with mycelial felts and plaques of an Armillaria species. Both species produce simultaneous white rot.

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