Hymenochaete rubiginosa

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Hymenochaete rubiginosa

7 February 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, upper surface zoned, dark brown to black, underside rust brown, to about 5 cm across

Flesh

Hard, thin, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring oak

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-6.5) x (2.5-3) µm2

Edibility

Inedible