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Wrinkled crust fungus

Phlebia radiata

Description:

The fruitbody of Phlebia radiata is resupinate—flattened against its substrate like a crust. It is wrinkled, orange to pinkish in color, and has a waxy texture. It is circular to irregular in shape, reaching a diameter up to 10 cm (3.9 in), although neighbouring fruitbodies may be fused together to form larger complexes up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. The soft texture of the flesh hardens when the fruitbody becomes old. The fungus is inedible.

Habitat:

Spotted on a dying alder tree at the West Hylebos Wetland Park.

Notes:

Phlebia radiata is a saprophytic species, and causes a white rot in the wood it colonizes, fallen logs and branches of both coniferous and hardwood trees.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

It certainly is the most complex compared to ones of this species I've seen in the past.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Fascinating looking texture... inviting to touch.

Federal Way, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.29, Long: -122.33

Spotted on Nov 25, 2017
Submitted on Nov 26, 2017

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