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Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Wulf.) P. Karst., 1879

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Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Wulf.) P. Karst., 1879
Family: Gloeophyllaceae
Common names: Yellow-red Gill Polypore, Conifer Mazegill, Rusty Gilled Polypore [En], Polypore des clôtures, Lenzite des clôtures / des poutres / du sapin / des haies, Gloeophylle des haies [Fr], Geelbruine plaatjeshoutzwam [Nl], Zaunblättling [De]

Hamoir, LIEGE ● Belgium

Description: It grows in thin, dark brown/green brackets, solitary of grouped. The caps are 2.5 to 10cm wide. The upper surface is bright yellowish-red to reddish-brown or brown with a white to yellow to orange growing margin; hairy to almost smooth; zonate.
When fresh and very young its cap is more or less orange, but as it matures brown colors replace the orange from the center outwards. The gills are irregular and often fusing; fairly close; often mixed with slot-like pores; edges yellow-brown becoming darker brown with age; faces creamy to pale brownish, darkening with age; up to about 1 cm deep.

Biology : Fruiting bodies can be seen throughout the year, but it sporulates in late summer to autumn. It is infrequent and inedible.

Habitat: Saprobic fungus, which grows on dead coniferous wood.

Distribution: Europe, North America.

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Wikipedia, Gloephyllum sepiarium