Identification: Help with identification please

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    bibinoam New Member

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    Help with identification please
    Hello. I recently notice that a weird fungus growing everywhere close to my bamboo tree. Can someone tell me please what is it, and how can I get rid of it? Thanks a lot.
    Noam
     

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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Noam,

    Hard to tell much from the photos, but my guess would be it belongs to a group of fungi called polypores: Check to see if it is firm/hard and has a surface underneath with tiny pores (sometimes very tiny). A further shot in the dark would be a member of Ganoderma, but again not much information yet to go on.

    If it is possible, let us know if you see the above characters or if it has different features. Can you tell if it is attached to the bamboo / roots / buried wood?

    In any case you need to know that a mushroom is the fruit of the fungus, much as the apple to the tree. So that what you are seeing is not the body of the organism, which is either ramified through the soil, or through the plant or through the buried wood, etc. It is unlikely something you can get rid of. But yes identification may help you discover whether it is helping or eating your bamboo.

    I hope that is helpful,
    frog
     

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