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Benzoin bracket

Ischnoderma benzoinum


Found growing on a log in felled mixed woodland, I think on a conifer species. I noted this as having a mealy smell which wouldn't fit with I. benzonum which is described as having a sweet smell, my next spotting was a another polypore that I noted as having a sweet fruity smell so I could have got these mixed up. Culture studies suggest I. benzonium is the same species as I. resinosum: I. resinosum and I. benzonium combined have only 454 records in the UK and so appears relatively rare but widespread



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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

A remarkable spotting!! There's no record of this species being found in Australia (that I can find), but I did spot a weeper like this that turned out to be a Brown Cubical Rotter. Fungi are so fascinating and never fail to surprise in the most amazing ways. The guttation droplets are really cool.

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High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Nov 1, 2014
Submitted on Nov 1, 2014

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