SP8658 : Spectacular fungi around dead beech tree, Castle Ashby Gardens

taken 6 years ago, near to Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Spectacular fungi around dead beech tree, Castle Ashby Gardens
Spectacular fungi around dead beech tree, Castle Ashby Gardens
These clumps of Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea) were widespread. These are fruiting bodies sprouting from underground rhizomes, resembling black bootlaces, that have parasitised the root system of the tree LinkExternal link The darker ones are rotting or liquefying, whatever they do. The ladder of bracket fungi up the trunk of the tree was equally impressive, probably a Ganoderma species.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Castle Ashby 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8650 5888 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.2808N 0:44.1103W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8650 5888
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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