Inonotus hispidus identification

About mushroom

Inonotus hispidus (Bull. ex Fr.) Karst. Pelzporling, Almafa rozsd?stapl? (tapl?) Polypore h?ris?e, Shaggy Bracket.

Habitat: Commonly between 10-20ft on the trunks of ash, but seen on walnut sometimes, london and apple plane.
Strategy: Parasitic creating simultaneous white rot.
Value: Brittle fracture at point of decay. The probability of standing timber being created is wonderful for biodiversity

Annual bracket ranging from:
6 to 25 cm across
4 to 12 cm wide
2 to 10 cm thick

Fan-shaped, usually single but occasionally fusing with others into overlapping groups, surface felty-hairy varying from ochraceous to tobacco-brown, finally blackish and bristly.

Red to brown and like velvet on top and usually growing independently. The bracket will blacken with age and finally drop off within the year, remaining on the ground below the tree for a long time. Spores exuded from red to brown pores.

Tubes 10-20(50)mm long. Pores 2 - 3 per mm, circular to angular, pale ochraceous at first, later brown and glancing in the light. Spores rust, subglobose, 9?12?4?10m. Habitat usually on ash but commonly on other trees such as elm, apple and walnut.

Season summer but persisting on the tree in blackened state throughout the year, annual ( Seen in October ). Frequent.

Not edible.
Distribution, America and Europe.

Inonotus hispidus photos

More info about Inonotus hispidus mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Grows in woods
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
Red or redish or pink
Normal size:
North America
Almafa rozsd?stapl?, Pelzporling, Polypore h?ris?e, Shaggy Bracket
Last modification: 2016-08-12 16:14:12

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