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Basidiomycetes (Spore dropping fungi)
Family: Ganodermataceae
On banks of the Wye near Hay.
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On Sycamore.

Jerry Ross and Martyn Dickson both were kind enough to point out my identification blunder with this.

But Neil Mahler ((neilmahler)) says:

It is not possible to correctly ID a Ganoderma australe from applanatum by appearances alone, nor indeed by the presence of any nipple galls (which do occur on both - confirmed during BMS foray to Suffolk 2009) A vertical section must be cut out and scrutinised or else simply check the spore size under a microscope.
In general, G. applanatum tend to be thinner, but it can be the other way around with australe being thinner.
23 January 2008
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles

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23/01/2008 11:22:45
1/40 sec - F/7.1
Focal Length: 42mm
Lens: 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Depth of field: 0.22 m (1.09 - 1.31)
Light value: 9.3

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