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Oak mazegill

Daedalea quercina

Description:

Daedalea quercina is a species of mushroom in the Polyporales order. It is the type species of the genus Daedalea. Commonly known as the oak mazegill or maze-gill fungus, the specific epithet refers to the oak genus Quercus, upon which it frequently grows, causing a brown rot. It is found in Europe, Asia, Northern Africa and Australasia. Though inedible, it can be used as a natural comb and has been the subject of chemical research.



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3 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Thanks herbst9 for ID suggestion,

herbst9
herbst9 2 years ago

looks like a member of the Daedalea family

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Lat: 23.00, Long: 72.60

Spotted on Aug 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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