Ganoderma resinaceum upon a standing dead oak

If you’re wondering what on earth was going on with my last post, please rest assured that my little trek wasn’t all in jest. I found plenty of fungi and saw some awesome sights, and over the coming while I shall be sharing the best ‘scores’. Below is one of them, and oddly enough it’s a tree I have walked past so many times, but have never stopped to properly look. Thankfully, that changed today, and I spotted two glorious sporophores of the lacquered bracket Ganoderma resinaceum.

This dead oak (Quercus robur) sits amongst an area of long grass, between two agricultural fields.
At the base of this tree, and emanating from behind the area still covered by bark, we can observe two fruiting bodies of the fungus Ganoderma resinaceum.
A closer look reveals a really nice upper surface, even whilst it has lost that rich colouration it possesses whilst active.
A side profile really shows how they are indeed coming out from behind the bark-covered area.
A small cross-section shows the inner-workings of the bracket.
Ganoderma resinaceum upon a standing dead oak

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