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Tree fungi identification


Milton

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Hi all,

 

Is anyone able to help me identify the fungi in this image.  Photo was taken on Wimbledon Common, London.

 

Identification of the tree as well would be a great bonus.

 

Thanks

Milton

 

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18 hours ago, Milton said:

Hi all,

 

Is anyone able to help me identify the fungi in this image.  Photo was taken on Wimbledon Common, London.

 

Identification of the tree as well would be a great bonus.

 

Thanks

Milton

 

Tree fungus Stock Photo

 

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Without more information it is difficult to give a definitive reply but I would suggest the fungus could be "VOLVARIELLA BOMBYCINA". Usually forms on rotting Elm trees.

 

Tree ID would need to see the leaf.

 

Allan

 

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4 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Nearest appears to be Black Poplar from that page.

 

Allan

 

www.wpcc.org.uk/downloads/nature/ecological-and-environmental-report-2019-(final).pdf

 

wim

 

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Update:

 

Thanks for your responses @Allan Bell, @wiskerke, @Jose Decio Molaro and @R De Marigny.  I approached the Ranger's office over at Wimbledon Common and they in turn sought the opinion of a local expert.

 

The definitive conclusion is that the unusual fungal growth is in fact.... chewing gum!

 

Hilarious!

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20 minutes ago, Milton said:

Update:

 

Thanks for your responses @Allan Bell, @wiskerke, @Jose Decio Molaro and @R De Marigny.  I approached the Ranger's office over at Wimbledon Common and they in turn sought the opinion of a local expert.

 

The definitive conclusion is that the unusual fungal growth is in fact.... chewing gum!

 

Hilarious!

 

To be honest, that was my first thought when I saw it, the spacing is too regular!

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1 hour ago, Milton said:

Update:

 

Thanks for your responses @Allan Bell, @wiskerke, @Jose Decio Molaro and @R De Marigny.  I approached the Ranger's office over at Wimbledon Common and they in turn sought the opinion of a local expert.

 

The definitive conclusion is that the unusual fungal growth is in fact.... chewing gum!

 

Hilarious!

 

Sticking chewing gum to trees - who would have thought...

 

A tree covered in wads of used chewing gum. Stock Photo

 

Mark

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On 16/11/2021 at 10:46, Milton said:

Hi all,

 

Is anyone able to help me identify the fungi in this image.  Photo was taken on Wimbledon Common, London.

 

Identification of the tree as well would be a great bonus.

 

Thanks

Milton

 

Tree fungus Stock Photo

So, Common Wrigley's stickysporium it is then.

 

Mark

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