fungii for id 30 08 2011 mm1

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Mohina Macker

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Aug 30, 2011, 2:16:53 AM8/30/11
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I photographed this a couple of days ago at my place in alibaug
This fungus is growing at the base of a tree
Would appreciate an identification
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Alok

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Aug 30, 2011, 3:39:50 AM8/30/11
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WOW...!! Mohina ji could you show a photo of the underside...?? Is it
gilled or pored..??
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Alok
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Mohina Macker

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Aug 30, 2011, 3:55:43 AM8/30/11
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Dear Alok

seems pored to me
unfortunately i dont have additional photographs as the camera ran ran out of battery
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mohina macker
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Inderjeet Sethi

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Aug 30, 2011, 7:58:28 AM8/30/11
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It is a sp. of Sparassis. Most probably S. crispa. It is known as known as cauliflower fungus. This does not have pores on the underside but have flat, broad ribbon-like branches.
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Tanay Bose

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Aug 30, 2011, 9:50:48 AM8/30/11
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Yes Sparassis crispa as said by Inderjeet ji ...
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Mohina Macker

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Aug 31, 2011, 1:10:31 AM8/31/11
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Thanks for all the information
 
Kiran Srivastava added some more interesting information which he got from a photograph that he had posted earlier
 
'Some fungus have a mycorrhizal relationship with trees. This special relationship means that the fungus wraps its mycelia around tree roots. The fungus then gives the tree special nutrients from the soil that it couldn’t get by itself. This helps the tree stay healthy and strong. In return, the fungus can pull different nutrients from the tree roots that it would not get on its own. Therefore the fungus and tree help each other.
Mycelia: The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae.
Mycorrhizal relationship is same as symbiotic relationship i.e., Like we see between Langurs and Chital deer.'
 
Sindhu Ramchandran from Pune replied thus:
Good Info..the photo you have posted is of cauliflower mushroom.
Ecology: growing from the roots or bases of trees; Sparassis (also known as cauliflower mushrooms) is a genus of parasitic mushrooms characterised by their unique look. Its look can be described as similar to a sea sponge, a brain, or a head of cauliflower, from which it has been given its popular name.
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J.M. Garg

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Apr 17, 2019, 12:52:40 AM4/17/19
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Ashutosh ji feels that it may not be Sparassis crispa as per his posting in another thread.
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Mohina Macker

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Apr 17, 2019, 1:30:35 AM4/17/19
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Thank you for this new information
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mohina

J.M. Garg

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Apr 17, 2019, 1:51:18 AM4/17/19
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J.M. Garg

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Apr 17, 2019, 8:29:38 AM4/17/19
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---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mohina Macker <mohina...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 at 16:06
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:78775] fungii for id 30 08 2011 mm1
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thank you, Ashutosh ji and  Garg ji
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