Fungi of the Coombes Road
Supplementary Page One
23 January 2004

The rotten trees were now beginning to be adorned with ivy, but the fruiting bodies of the fungi could be seen in a dozen or so stumps and trees on both sides of the road between Ladywell and the small climb to the junction with Applesham Farm. The large orange mushrooms appear velvety to the touch and are probably the Velvet Shank, Flammulina velutipes, identified earlier on the same trees, but now larger and unappetising to look at.
Other Images of Flammulina velutipes (1), (2), (3).

The white fungus or spongy-type of organism or part of the 
dead tree has not been identified. 
Velvet Shank
Flammulina velutipes

I did not get a proper look at this white stuff
because of the constant road traffic
The photograph of the stuff on the tree stump above was below standard as well
Stereum hirsutum
on another tree stump

Previous Report of Velvet Shank (Link)

Dutch Elm Disease

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