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Oak Bracket fungus

Basidiomycetes (Spore dropping fungi)
Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Cwm Byddog.
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Thanks to Ray Woods for taking us to see these fungi and telling us what they were. (Errors all mine !)

Comment from Neil Mahler:
"July is the best time of year to see these rare brackets, but the Oak Polypore can remain attached till the end of the year and they tend to mummify by turning black.
That is what is happening here and sure enough, I see the photo was taken in October.
These only grow from the heartwood and the fungus has NEVER been found on any Oak UNDER 250 years old !"

When I went back to Cwm Byddog a few months later this had disappeared.
19 October 2010
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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19/10/2010 15:34:01
1/100 sec - F/3.2
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 3200
Exp. compensation: -0.7 EV
Depth of field: 0.01 m (0.67 - 0.67)
Light value: 5.0
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