Styptic fungus

Styptic fungus

Another bracket fungus growing from a tree stump: once again quite likely the cause of the tree’s early demise.

Tyromyces stipticus might prove useful to any Victorian gentleman who had used the razor strop fungus to sharpen his cut-throat razor – it could be used to staunch any resulting cuts.

A slug has sneaked into the left of the picture.

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