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Thin-walled Maze Polypore

Daedaleopsis confragosa

Description:

There were four fruitbodies on a fallen tree, and three more on a still standing birch in our shared garden. Fruitbodies are about 12 to 15 cm across, corky on touch, half-spherical in shape, flat above and about 1,5 cm thick, almost uniformly. Seen from above, it shows concentric circles line and rings. Undersides (pics N° 2 and 5) shows a maze-like pattern designed by a thin walled pores. The fungus provokes the white rot in trees.

Habitat:

Observed growing on an isolated birch tree in our garden, suburban Geneva, rural environment, Geneva lake valley. garden continues on pasture, bordering an oak forest.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Ferney-Voltaire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Feb 3, 2021
Submitted on Feb 22, 2021

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