After another walk in the woods I have discovered more fungi. I have tried to identify them, using a reference book “Mushrooms of Britain & Europe”, but I’d be grateful for any help anyone may be able to offer. And for any hints as to which ones might be useful for dyeing, although most of them look so beautiful where they are that it would be a pity to remove them, unless, of course, they were truly remarkable sources of dye colour & were not rare or protected.
What is this one? Is it Burnt Polypore (Bjerkandera adusta) or perhaps Many-zoned Polypore (Trametes versicolor)?
Is this the same species of fungus, but photographed in a different location in different light? In “real life” it didn’t look exactly like the one above but perhaps one is more mature than the other?
Perhaps this might be Phlebia merismioides (P. radiata)?
Whatever it is, it was growing far too high for me to reach it anyway.
I know these are unlikely to be suitable for dyeing but they make a pleasing image.
And the same with this one. Is this perhaps Gymnopilus penetrans?
It looked far too attractive to even consider picking, & was too small anyway for a sample dyebath.