Fomitopsis pinicola

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Fomitopsis pinicola

Found by John Parsons. 22 February 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Bracket or hoof shaped, upper surface zoned, yellowish, then orange or red, shiny, darkening with age, under surface whitish, bruising yellowish, 4 to 6 pores per mm, to about 40 cm across

Flesh

Firm, yellowish

Smell

Strong, acidic

Season

All year, perennial

Distribution

Very rare

Habitat

On dead wood and trunks of coniferous and deciduous trees

Spore Print

Pale yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores cylindrical to ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8.5) x (3.5-4) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Fomitopsis pinicola

Found by John Parsons. 5 August 2010 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fomitopsis pinicola

Found by John Parsons. 5 August 2010 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fomitopsis pinicola

Found by John Parsons. 5 August 2010 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin