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evie2

tree fungi

I was having a look out the window today and noticed the silver birch stump (about 4ft tall) has what appears to be chicken of the wood growing in several places. I've never seen this on the stump before. I read up about it and it says the growth is May to September. The link below is what it looks like. Also, if it is chicken of the wood, why would it be growing now?

Link, http://mijntuin.s3.amazonaws.com/plants/14137.jpg
Treacodactyl

That doesn't look like CotW or silver birch. Do you have a picture of the actual fungi?
dpack

ditto
Falstaff

I have seen some yellow fungus growing on a tree stump a week or so back but it wasn't Chicken of the woods. Neither is that in the photo.
Hairyloon

Honey fungus?
Falstaff

Too yellow I think, but you can't really have a guess without better photos including close ups of cap, stem and gills
Mistress Rose

It could be honey fungus. The colour can be quite variable.
Falstaff

True MR. Would you eat it based on that observation ?
Jamanda

Sulphur tufts?

Definitely NOT COTW! This is COTW.

dpack

i would want a better set of photos inc a section and gill form to give owt but a possible id .

my first thought for the ones in the photo was maybe sulfur tuft but if one has the shroom in your hand id from a set of photos in a book is tricky at times ,id from a photy is hard and id from a photo of one "a bit like it" is not a science or an art it is at best a guess Laughing
evie2

Son's coming home from uni this weekend so I shall get him to photograph it Smile The photo is from a gallery on t internet. I have no desire to eat it, it was more curiosity. However, if there's a definitive identification and it cures FM, a broken heart and arthritis Wink
Mistress Rose

I think honey fungus is edible, but would always check with a good authority before eating. Also I wouldn't eat anything I wasn't hundred percent certain about the ID. Be interested to see what the picture is like.
Falstaff

Honey Fungus is an excellent eating mushroom, although it is unsure just how many different species "it" encompasses Confused

Sulphur tuft on the other hand, to which some of our people have pointed, is one of those "poisonous" mushrooms which blight the popular books.

There are truly deadly funghi which grow on logs, but I don't really think those in the photo are in this category.

However, I don't like "might be's" pointing to edible toadstools in a frivolous way. I'm sure we would feel pretty bad if a novice were to rely on those uninformed guesses and end up dead !
Falstaff



...... I have no desire to eat it,.............


If it turns out to be COTW or even one of the Honey Funghi - You owe it to posterity to eat a portion ! Cool Very Happy
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