Resupinatus trichotis the Hairy Oysterling
I found this yesterday on some very rotten wood on the ground in deciduous woodland. I looks very much like a species I have posted here before, [b]R. applanatus[/b]. However, when the mature fruiting bodies* are viewed from an angle permitting to top of the cap to be seen, the crowded, the presence coarse blackish hairs shows the difference.
The largest are of about fingernail size.
This species has been recorded only about a hundred times in the UK. it seems that the database lacks good images so some of these will be donated.
These were photographed on my return home. Slugs have grazed on some parts.
Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8 f11, twin flash hand-held.