Inonotus dryadeus

Common Names: Weeping polypore, weeping conk, oak bracket, warted oak polypore
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Bracket Fungus

A bracket fungi with fibrous flesh. Its velvety upper surface is cream to rusty brown with a yellower margin, and is pitted with tubes up to 3 cm deep which ooze an orange-brown liquid when the fruit body is young. On the buff underside there are 4 to 6 fine pores per millimetre. These are initially greyish-white but mature to yellow or ochre. The flesh is soft and fibrous, yellow-brown in colour and has an unpleasant odor.

Found growing on the base of oak trees and stumps.

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