Phlebia radiata Meruliaceae Wrinkled Crust

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Phlebia radiata, Wrinkled Crust. What an uninspiring name for a beautiful fungus! However, the photo shown here is only one colour form of the Wrinkled Crust, and it is often a dull brown colour. This lovely specimen was found on a dead branch of Oak in the Silbe Reserve. This growth form in the fungi is described as "resupinate", as most of the lower surface is closely attached to the substrate. Each fruit-body can reach approx. 10cm in diameter, and there are several overlapping fruit-bodies in this picture.

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