Daedaleopsis confragosa


Common Names: Blushing bracket, thin walled maze polypore
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Polypores

A plant pathogen, causing a white rot of various dead hardwoods (especially willows) and conifers. The cap is 5 to 15 cm wide; broadly convex to more or less flat. Fan-shaped or nearly round in outline; dry; smooth or minutely hairy; pale grayish to brown or reddish brown; typically with zones of color. Pore surface is white, becoming dingy brownish in age; typically with elongated, maze-like pores and fairly thin walls between the pores, but sometimes with more or less round pores, or even with the pores elongated so much that they appear like gills; often bruising salmon pink to reddish when handled. Stem is absent.

Found growing alone or on decaying hardwood logs and stumps, or rarely from the wounds of living hardwoods.

Edible Notes: Not edible, woody.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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