A rather splendid fungus in Norwich, 2 September 2022

Thanks to a timely posting on Facebook I was able to take a slight detour on my way in to Norwich today to see one of the most impressive fungi I've ever seen.

Growing on a buried dead stump on the verge in The Avenues was this huge beast - Ganoderma resinaceum. It was about the size of a dustbin lid! Apparantly the resinous central coating is supposed to be inflammable but I didn't put that to the test. Being where it is I can see it getting damaged by kids so I'm glad I went to see it while it was fresh and looking good.


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