Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: 3-35cm in diameter.  Fan-shaped. Variable in yellow/brown colours and covered woth darker squamules or scales on its upper side. Attached to the host with a strong lateral stem which darkens towards the base with age. GILLS/PORES: Pores are large and angular and of a whitish-cream colour. FLESH: White sometimes turning pinkish.  Smells of watermelon rind. Thick and corky. SPORES: White, broadly elliptical. HABITAT: Singularly or in groups of 5 to 8 on dead Elm and living Maple trees.   SEASON: Common throughout spring. EDIBILITY: Edible but only when young and cooked.

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