Encoelia furfuracea

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Encoelia furfuracea

Postby Sheila Lillie » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:06 pm

I am not sure if this is rare or just not noticed but I was rather excited when I came across this fabulous looking fungi,it blends in very well on the bark of the old coppiced Hazel I found it on.
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Re: Encoelia furfuracea

Postby Leif Goodwin » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:21 pm

I'm jealous. I've been searching for these for years, and only found one dried specimen. Nice photos. And lovely specimens. It might be local or rare, searching CATE and the FRDBI will tell you.
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Re: Encoelia furfuracea

Postby Andreas Gminder » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:46 am


may be you haven't found it, because you searched too late in the year? Here I found it usually in the late winter days and April usually is at the very end of the fructification period. Usually you see at this time only the holes in the cortex of the hazel nut stems .... When you look in older Corylus bushes with stems covered by Hypoxylon fuscum, there is a good chance to find Encoelia furfuracea too. To my experience mild winter periods to February are the best time.

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Re: Encoelia furfuracea

Postby Dave H-Tranter » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:46 am

The only one I have found was in September - and to be honest it was someone else on the foray who found it - I kept the twig and the fruiting bodies opened out and were quite splendid. http://www.fungalpunknature.co.uk/Fungi ... uracea.htm - I will eventually add the photo of the opened out fruit bodies.

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Re: Encoelia furfuracea

Postby Richard Scott » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:39 pm

Found one in Lincolnshire 12th May 2010 but haven't seen it again since.
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