Daedalea quercina

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Daedalea quercina

23 October 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Oak Maze Gill

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, broadly attached to the substrate, upper surface rough, pale yellow brown, +-/zoned, under surface whitish to pale brown, pores large, angular, maze like, to about 20 cm across, and 5 cm thick

Flesh

Tough, pale brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On deciduous wood, almost always oak

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5.5-6.5) x (2.5-3.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Daedalea quercina

23 October 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin