Close to my home is a magnificent fallen tree which when first inspected in October 1996 had about 10 different species of fungi. This series of pictures will attempt to chronicle the appearance of different species throughout 1997. The scope will be wide enough to include species on separated branches of the tree or other debris from it. Here is the tree (an elm).
The big treeAnd here are the fungi observed on 18-01-97
Three views of a Pleurotus
Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis These were growing at the interface of a piece of fallen bark and some mossy ground. An isolated specimen was growing directly out of the trunk. The seven specimens observed showed a variation in colour from light brown to almost black.
Polyporus brumalis This very tough/leathery fungus was growing out of a fallen branch and was very difficult to detach.
a bracket fungus
February additionsUnidentified white resupinate Unidentified bracket fungus
March additionsBjerkandera adusta Unidentified bracket fungus
April additionsCoriolis versicolour?
Unidentified polypore Coprinus.......... Unidentified bracket Hypoxylon fragiforme Also more examples of "the Blob" reticularia lycoperdon on 11th May. June additionsPluteus cervinus?
July additionsCorticiaceae..........? And this....???
September additionsAnd this.....??? And this..... Pholiota squarrosa Armillaria......
I am overwhelmed by the numbers I now need to put on. I will try to catch up later in the year.