Inonotus radiatus Sporocarps annual, sitting, grown with others, in large clusters.
A hat in the shape of a console. An uneven surface, often lumpy, usually radially wrinkled, indistinctly brindle, in her youth silky pubescent, sometimes with brown drops, then naked. Color initially apricot, buff or chestnut, after drying tabacred to almost black. Shore lighter, saffron yellow, thin or dull, it may be slightly wavy and slightly cut; when it is drying up.
The pulp is 1 to 10 mm thick. First, watery and corky, after drying, corky woody, brittle, after breaking the fibrous ray, shimmering on the cross-section. The smell is weak, the taste is slightly bitter.
Occurrence: In forests and undergrowth on weakened living and dead trunks of deciduous trees, primarily on alder, birch, hazel, also rake, willow, poplar and other deciduous trees. Common species in Poland. From August to November.
Value: Unaffected fungus.