Aurantiporus fissilis

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Aurantiporus fissilis

15 August 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Tyromyces fissilis

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, upper surface rough, felty, whitish, pores large, 2 to 3 per mm, whitish, sometimes exuding clear or red droplets, to about 20 cm wide, and 10 cm thick

Flesh

Firm, moist, white

Smell

Fungal, pleasant

Taste

Mushroomy, +/- bitter

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

Spores broadly ellipsoidal, smooth (4-5.5) x (2.5-3.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Generative hyphae with clamps.

Microscopic Features

Spore ellipsoidal

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species could be confused with Spongipellis spumeus

Additional Photographs

Aurantiporus fissilis

An unusual form that was dripping profusely. 16 August 2008 West Sussex. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin