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I found this on a piece of oak this morning in the garden. I've googled but can't find a similar picture. It's about 3.5 inches in diameter and doesn't have a stalk.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

    I think that this may be a young form of the beefsteak fungus, Fistulina hepatica.  If it is, it will  develop into a thick, tongue shaped fungus which "bleeds" red liquid when it is cut. It  causes a brown rot which alters the colour of oak timber and the resulting wood is valued by cabinet makers.

    I have eaten this fungus, fried like a steak, and it is good.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ChunkChunk Posts: 19

    I've never seen a beefsteak that colour before, usually got at least a red tinge even when young in my experience. Pansy could well be right and I apologise for the doubt if so but make sure you are certain before tucking in. you could always get a 'friend' to try it! 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

    Please send us another photo in a few days' timeimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Certainly won't be having this for tea. I'll take another pic tomorrow. It still looks the same today. Thanks

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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     Here are photos taken two days later. 

     

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