Abortiporus biennis

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Abortiporus biennis

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Top or fan shaped, white, then reddish brown, zoned, to about 20 cm wide.

Pores

Whitish, then pinkish, sometimes exuding droplets of red liquid when young, irregular, large, often slot like, often decurrent

Stem

Central or lateral, thick, white then pink

Flesh

White, firm

Smell

Fungal

Season

Late autumn to summer

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood of broad leaved trees, often appearing to grow on soil, but actually growing from buried wood

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Basidiospores ellipsoidal, hyaline, inamyloid, smooth (4.5-6.5) x (3.5-5) µm2. Chlamydospores sub-spherical (3-5) x (3-4.5) µm2. Basidia slender, clavate, four spored. Hyphal system monomitic, clamps present. Gloeocystidia slender, sinuous, clavate.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Abortiporus biennis

23 October 2014 Hampshire. The underside showing the pores. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin