Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: Up to 7cm wide this commonly encountered species has had a downy brown upper surface that turns black with age and becomes more undulating. The upper side can be tight against the substrate and be barely noticeable with the pores making up the main visual appearance. GILLS/PORES: The angular, slightly elongated pores are greyish white, becoming ochraceous brown when handled and become quite distinctive with practice. FLESH: Pale buff, tough and with any distinct taste or smell. SPORES: Hyaline, smooth and cylindrical. HABITAT: Found on dead wood of broad-leaved trees, especially Beech. SEASON: Throughout the year but only sporulating from late spring to autumn. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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