Aurantiporus Fissile

Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis) Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis) Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis)

Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Polyporales
  • Family: Polyporaceae (Polyporous)
  • Genus: Aurantiporus (Aurantiporus)
  • Species: Aurantiporus fissilis (Fissile Aurantiporus)

Synonyms: Tyromyces fissilis

Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis)

Photo by: Tatiana Svetlova

Most often, the splitting tinder fungus aurantiporus is found on deciduous trees, preferring birch and aspen. Also, its solitary or accrete fruit bodies can be seen in the hollows and on the trunks of apple trees. Less commonly, the mushroom grows on oak, linden, and coniferous trees.

Aurantiporus fissilis is quite large in size – up to 20 centimeters in diameter, while the mushroom can be very heavy.

Fruit bodies are either prostrate or hoof-shaped, white, and the surface of the caps often has a pink tint. The fungus grows either singly or in whole rows along the tree trunk, growing together in some places with caps. When cut or broken, the caps quickly turn pink, even purple.

The hymenophore is very large and porous. The tubes of the hymenophore are whitish in color, rounded in shape.

The mushroom is distinguished by a very juicy, fleshy pulp with a white color.

Edibility

Fissionable aurantiporus is not eaten, as it belongs to the category of inedible mushrooms.

Similar species

Outwardly, fragrant Trametes (Trametes suaveolens) and Spongipellis spumeus (Spongipellis spumeus) are very similar to it. But aurantiporus, which splits, has larger pores, as well as large fruiting bodies, which immediately distinguishes it from all tinder fungi of the genus Tyromyces and Postia.

Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis) Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis) Fissile aurantiporus (Aurantiporus fissilis)

Photo of the fungus Aurantiporus splitting from recognition issues:

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