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Pine Firefungus?

Rhizina undulata?

Description:

flesh felt rubbery to finger tips but was brittle when bent. the first fruitbody was probably about 30cm across and there were quite a lot of them arranged in a semicircle around the base of the tree in the second photo. There was the remains of a (probably) rhododendron fire nearby. By the looks of nbngateways page Rhizina undulata is infrequent. it hasn't been recorded in this 10km square yet: http://www.searchnbn.net/interactive/map... according to wikipedia R. undulata is a disease of conifers and often occurs after there have been fires in the area since the spores have an optimum germination temperature of about 35-40 celcius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizina_und...

Notes:

gm - i hhave a sample for now

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2 Comments

Lipase
Lipase 7 years ago

Hi Abigail; I think this fungus I found could be Pine Firefungus. I think you found a different species (was it this spotting? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/374...), if I had to guess I'd say it was a red staining Boletus species. I'd need a photo of the underside to be more sure

ABIGAIL HUNT
ABIGAIL HUNT 7 years ago

What is this? I spotted something like this today near oak trees in Hatfield

Lipase
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Lipase

High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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