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Hirschioporus abietinus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Polystictus abietinus, Tannenporling, Trichaptum abietinum
Hirschioporus abietinus Mushroom
Ref No: 7914
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Hirschioporus abietinus (Dicks. ex Fr.) Donk syn. Polystictus abietinus (Dicks. ex Fr.) Fr. New syn. Trichaptum abietinum Tannenporling. Bracket 13cm across, 0.52cm wide, 0.10.2cm thick, in overlapping rows or shelves; upper surface concentrically grooved, greyish, often with a greenish tint due to the growth of algae amongst the layer of woolly hairs covering the surface, margin pinkish and undulate. Flesh pale brownish or purplish. Tubes 0.30.7mm long, lilac when fresh drying reddish-brown. Pores 34 per mm, circular or angular becoming irregularly toothed, bright violet especially towards the margin of the cap but paling and brownish with age. Cystidia abundant, fusiform with slightly thickened walls and an encrusted apex, 1235 x 57um. Spores hyaline, oblong-ellipsoid, 6.58 x 34um. Hyphal structure dimitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections. Habitat on dead fallen coniferous trunks and stumps. Season all year. Frequent. Not edible. Found In Europe and north America.

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