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Crust Fungus

A Stereum crust fungus, probably Stereum gausapatum, growing on the trunk of a dead birch tree (Betula sp).  This fungus is recognizable by its mainly ochre and grey colour, white margins, and by the fact that it bleeds red liquid when scratched:

Photos taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-11-22.

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