Pellinus shell-shaped

Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus) Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus) Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus)

Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus)

Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus)

Pellinus shell-shaped is a tinder fungus that is found in many countries and on many continents. Distributed in North America, Asia, Europe.

It grows everywhere on the territory of Russia, especially often it can be seen in the northern regions, in the taiga.

It grows almost all year round. It is a perennial mushroom.

Fruit bodies of Phellinus conchatus often form groups, growing together in several pieces. The caps are open, often bent, hard to the touch, and may be tiled. Groups of accrete caps can reach sizes up to 40 centimeters, located along the trunk of a tree at a sufficiently large height.

The color of the surface of the caps is grayish-brown, the edge is very thin. Some specimens may even have moss.

Pellinus shell-shaped has a tubular hymenophore, with round, but small pores. Color – reddish or light brown. In mature mushrooms, the hymenophore darkens, acquiring a dark color and gray bloom. The pulp of the mushroom is similar to cork, its color is brown, rusty, reddish.

Pellinus shell-like grows mainly on deciduous wood, especially willow (both on living trees and on dry trees). Refers to inedible mushrooms. In a number of European countries this tinder fungus is included in the Red Lists. Species similar to it are spotted fellinus, burnt fellinus, and blackish tinder fungus.

Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus) Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus) Phellinus conchatus (Phellinus conchatus)

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