Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Chondrostereum purpureum


Chondrostereum purpureum - Single fungus 10 to 40 mm wide, outspread, spread out bent or semicircular, attached to the ground sideways. It usually grows in groups, merging and covering a large area or tile-like, densely one above the other.
Upper surface rough, velvety, short hair; initially white, grayish, pinkish, purple, purple-purple, fades with age; blurred concentrically zoned. Wavy edge, lighter.
Hymenophore smooth, folded, lumpy or striated. Light red, pink purple, later dark purple, brown purple, fades in old age.

Initially gelatinous, elastic, later leathery, cartilaginous, hard, calloused, 1 to 2.5 mm thick. White-gray colors with a clear black line under the cutter. Unpleasant smell, sweet taste.

Occurrence: In forests, thickets, gardens, parks, along roads; on weakened and dying trunks, stumps, branches and wood of trees and deciduous, rarely coniferous shrubs. It grows all year round. Frequent.

Value: Inedible mushroom.

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