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Dyers Polypore550h9364

Nikon D5000 Nikon 18-105mm lens @ 39mm 1/8 f14  Integral flash. 19/10/13

Dyers Polypore Fungus Andy
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Nikon D5000 Nikon18-105mm lens @ 93mm 1/100 f14 Ring flash.

19/10/13

Dyers Polypore  (Phaeolus schweinitzii)

A large polypore fungus that grows in layers from the roots or the base of coniferous trees especially pine trees. This polypore is a parasite rotting the roots and sometimes killing the host tree. Fairly common in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Found growing from the roots of mature pine trees along Ornamental drive, in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, United Kingdom.  

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Dyers Polypore550h9366

Nikon D5000 Nikon18-105mm lens @ 24mm 1/8 f14  19/10/13