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    Posted: 02 Mar 2019 at 7:36pm
Nothing special here (I presume) but the size was impressive - the first specimen was just under 2 feet wide! The whole log/stump was erupting, very nice to see...




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Well admittedly it's not a rarity, but i'd still consider your find special. Encountering a species in abundance is usually an impressive spectacle and fungi are so fleeting.

These are edible and sometimes cultivated for sale, Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus). You can buy a kit and grow them on an old book - quite good fun though the results were a bit disappointing when i tried it.

I don't think it's possible to be 100% sure of species from photos, but your fungi are relatively pale in colour and i suspect if you examined underneath, some of the stems would be fused together at the base. A pretty good match for Branching Oyster Pleurotus cornucopiae.


Great find and nice to see!
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As always, thanks for the id - makes it far more interesting!

Here is todays beauty from some woodland near Hythe...


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