Dedaleopsis tricolor (Daedaleopsis tricolor)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
- Order: Polyporales
- Family: Polyporaceae (Polyporous)
- Genus: Daedaleopsis (Dedaleopsis)
- Species: Daedaleopsis tricolor (Dedaleopsis tricolor)
- Agaricus tricolor
- Daedaleopsis confragosavar. tricolor
- Lenzites tricolor
Dedaleopsis tricolor (Daedaleopsis tricolor) is a mushroom of the Polyporov family, belongs to the Dedaleopsis genus.
Fruiting bodies of Daedaleopsis tricolor are annual, rarely grow alone. Most often they grow in small groups. Mushrooms are sessile, have a narrowed and slightly drawn base. They are flat in shape, and thin in structure. There is often a tubercle at the base. The cap of the tricolor dealeopsis is radially wrinkled, zonal, and initially has an ash-gray color. Its surface is bare, gradually acquires a chestnut color, it can become purple-brown. Young specimens have a light edge. The fruit body of the described species is even, rounded, sterile in the lower part, has a well-visible outline. The pulp is of a tough consistency. The fabrics are pale brown in color, very thin (no more than 3 mm). The lamellar hymenophore is represented by branched thin plates, which are initially yellow-cream or white in color. Then they turn pale brownish red. Sometimes they have a silvery tint. In young mushrooms, with a light touch, the hymenophore becomes brown.
Season and habitat of the fungus
Daedaleopsis tricolor can be found regularly, but not too often. Prefers to grow in mild climates, on the branches of deciduous trees and deadwood trunks.
Similar types and differences from them
It looks like a rough dealeopsis (it is also a tuberous polypore – Daedaleopsis confragosa), but it is smaller. In addition, the species described is characterized by the accretion of fruit bodies and their special arrangement. The coloration of tricolor dealeopsis is dominated by bright, saturated tones. More distinct zoning takes place. The hymenophore also looks different in the described species. Ripe basidiomas have no pores. The plates are smoother and are located regularly regardless of the age of the fruiting body.
Other information about the mushroom
It provokes the development of white rot on trees.
Photo of the fungus Dedaleopsis tricolor from the questions in recognition:
2019.02.15 ViktoriyaS 2017.05.10 2018.09.24 Alexander 2017.05.10 Hope 2018.10.27 2018.10.05 Alexander