Felt-belted ceriporiopsis (Ceriporiopsis pannocincta)
- Gloeoporus pannocinctus
Felt-belted ceriporiopsis belongs to woody species of fungi.
It is an annual, part of the tinder family. It is found everywhere. Likes to grow on dead wood, dry deciduous trees (prefers aspen, birch, alder). Some specimens were also found on the deadwood of conifers.
Also, felt-belted ceriporiopsis can grow well on the basidiomas of dead polypores. It is considered one of the earliest species among polypores. The fruiting body is flat, the caps are in their infancy. The shape is round, many specimens merge into one mass. The surface of the bodies is very smooth, the pores of the fungus are small. Color – cream, can be olive or yellow. In dry weather, the surface becomes straw or cream in color.
When cut, the layered structure of the fruiting body is visible: a white dense part is at the top, watery and even slightly transparent at the bottom. In drought, the lower part becomes glassy and hard. Body thickness – up to about 5 mm.
On trees, the appearance of ceriporiopsis felt-belted can cause white rot of wood.
It belongs to rare species.
The mushroom is not edible.