Inonotus dryadeus

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Inonotus dryadeus

On Beech, 25 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, laterally attached to the substrate, sometimes several brackets fused together, pale brown to ochraceous brown, margin often exuding copious quantities of red fluid, underside whitish, 3 to 5 pores per mm, to about 60 cm wide

Flesh

Reddish brown, tough

Smell

Unpleasant

Taste

Acidic

Season

All year

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On living deciduous trees, favouring oak, but also on beech, usually found at the base of the tree

Spore Print

White to yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (6-8.5) x (5.5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Inonotus dryadeus

On Beech, 30 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inonotus dryadeus

On Beech, 25 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inonotus dryadeus

10 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inonotus dryadeus

10 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin