Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Phellinus punctatus


Phellinus punctatus - Perennial mushrooms, spread on trunks and branches, up to 3m long, 1m wide and 2.5 cm thick. Brown, dark brown, rusty or cinnamon. The older ones are cushion-shaped, sometimes cracked and grayish. The sporocarps surface is uneven. The fruiting edge of the fruiting body, in the young, felt, lighter and clearly delimited from the rest of the fruiting body.

Tubes with oblique mouths are sometimes separated by pulp flaps. Older tubes may outgrow white mycelium.

Very fine, regular leeks.

Very thin, hard, woody flesh. Red-brown, red-cinnamon wheel.

Occurrence: Common. On dead and live deciduous trees (most often willow, hazel).

Value: Inedible.

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