FRUIT BODY: Up to 30cm in diameter. Otherwise known as the Dyer's Mazegill, due to this fungus being used as a dye for material, the species here can be a very impressive site when several clumps of tiered fruitbodies arise in one location. The upper surface is dark brown and heavily downy with a distinct golden yellow-orange margin. The cap is very uneven, concentrically zoned at first and turns almost black with age. GILLS/PORES: The angular pores are found on a greenish yellow under surface that bruises brown. FLESH: Reddish-brown, spongy and watery. SPORES: White to pale yellow, ovate to elliptical. HABITAT: Found mainly on the buried roots of Larch, Pine and Fir. SEASON: Autumn. EDIBILITY: Inedible.
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