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Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) growing on a beech tree.  The brownish colour suggests that these mushrooms are fairly mature.

This unfortunate beech tree also had a bracket fungus and the first signs of Kretzschmaria deusta at the base of its trunk. 

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-02-05.

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