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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Wales First Record for fungi on branch

Last week, whilst looking for fungi fruiting bodies, the Botanic Garden's Volunteer Wildlife Recorders (Keith Crowden to be exact) found an odd looking brown fungi on a dead hornbeam branch in Spring Woods.
An image was sent to Philip Jones who named it as Peniophora laeta and tells us it's a fungus of SE England that hasn't been recorded in Wales before. This may be because the Botanic Garden has a large number of hornbeam trees, unusual for Carmarthenshire and anywhere outside of the SE of England. 
Thank you Philip and thank you to photographer John James.

1 comment:

  1. I'll pass that on to others to look out on any hornbeams they know of.