The subtle nature of Kretzschmaria deusta

Whilst visiting one of the largest parks (574 acres) in the region today, I came across two sycamore monoliths in an area of partially open ground. My first thought was one of intrigue, as there is always a reason behind why a tree is monolithed but, in this instance, I was struggling to find the reason. When taking a very close look at the base of the trees however, I came across some old Kretzschmaria deusta sporophores. And that, I almost certainly suspect, was the reason for the monolithing.

It always pays to investigate!

kret1
Here we see one of the two sycamore monoliths. Vigorous sprouting from the base can be observed.
kret2
Taking a close look, fruiting bodies of Kretzschmaria deusta can be identified. Always inspect closely with this fungus, as it is rather inconspicuous.
Advertisements
The subtle nature of Kretzschmaria deusta

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s