Coltricia cinnamomea

Common Names: Shiny cinnamon polypore
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Polypores

Likely mycorrhizal, at least facultatively; possibly also saprobic; growing alone or in small groups under hardwoods in packed soil, often along paths and roadways; infrequently on deadwood. Cap is 1 to 5 cm; more or less round in outline; flat or vase-shaped; dry; silky-shiny when fresh; cinnamon brown, usually with concentric bands of colors; the margin straight and thin, sometimes eroding in age. Pore surface is yellowish brown to brown or cinnamon brown; running down the stem or not; pores angular to circular, 2 to 3 per mm; tubes 3 mm deep at most; not bruising. Stem is 1 to 5 cm long; 1 to 4 mm thick; dry; brown to cinnamon brown; velvety; more or less equal; tough. Flesh is rusty brown to orange; thin; tough. Flesh stains instantly black with KOH. Spore print is yellowish brown.

Edible Notes: Not edible. Too tough/woody to consume.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.