Laxitexum bicolor, a Rare Bracket Fungus

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Our group found this on a fallen Beech tree Fagus sylvatica on Sunday.

It is a pathogen of trees. There have been only 42 previous officially-recorded sightings in the UK, 7 in The New Forest and one previous one where we were, on Newtown Common. Our leader found it.

It was only about 4cm across and had not fully formed a bracket yet and was presenting its underside. For more information and an image of more-mature stages see;

https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1446

https://www.naturamediterraneo.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=65614#

The stereo is crosseye.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/10 at f11 ISO 800, hand-held.

Harold

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