Monday, 20 June 2011

Phellinus on poplar

During the Bioblitz Simon Moore drew my attention to some bracket fungi five feet or so up a tree. The fruitbody looked like Phellinus igniarius (Willow bracket) except this was not a willow but a poplar!! I recalled something about a phellinus specific to poplar. The tree I am now led to believe is the Grey Poplar.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Found in amongst the bracken

During my visit to the New Forest Bioblitz at Boldrewood yesterday I found a pink discoid fungus on an oak twig situated deep in amongst the bracken in a gutter which looks to me like Aleurodiscus wakefieldiae (English name: Pink disco).