Trichaptum fuscoviolaceum Polyporaceae Brown Purplepore Bracket

Hirschioporus fuscoviolaceus 18kb

Trichaptum fuscoviolaceum, Brown Purplepore Bracket. One of those species with a name longer than the organism! This small bracket occurs only on dead Pine. The thinnish fruit-bodies grow in the cracks of the rough bark and are not very noticeable. They are more obvious when wet in the Autumn, but you need a hand -lens to really appreciate this fungus. The growing edge is zoned pale purple and brown, and inside that is an area of fine velvety hairs. The undersurface is purple to grey and consists of tiny spines. This species is said to be uncommon, and I have only seen it at the Reservoir.

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