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Gloeophyllum sepiarium.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Conifer Mazegill, Zaunblattling
Gloeophyllum sepiarium Mushroom
Ref No: 7789
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Gloeophyllum sepiarium2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7791
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Gloeophyllum sepiarium3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7792
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Wulf. ex Fr.) Karst. syn. Lenzites sepiaria (Wulf. ex Fr.) Fr. Zaunblattling Conifer Mazegill. Bracket 2–3cm across, 5–12cm wide, 0.5–1cm thick, fan-shaped and often in tiered groups, corky; upper surface coarsely concentrically ridged and radially wrinkled, softly hairy at first later bristly, indistinctly zoned maroon to rusty darkening with age towards the point of attachment, lighter, even bright rusty-orange near the margin. Flesh rusty-brown. Taste and smell slight and not distinctive. Gills densely and radially arranged and often fusing together irregularly giving a maze-like appearance, light ochraceous-rust drying tobacco-brown. Spores white, cylindric, 9–12.5 x 3–4.5um. Habitat on coniferous trees or timber causing an intensive brown rot which rapidly destroys the infected wood. Season all year, annual. Uncommon. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken along Richards Rd., Adamstown Township, Oxford Co., Maine, on November 23, 2012.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken along Richards Rd., Adamstown Township, Oxford Co., Maine, on November 23, 2012.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken along Richards Rd., Adamstown Township, Oxford Co., Maine, on November 23, 2012.
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 15 February 2012

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 15 February 2012

After a prolonged heavy rain the edges turned pure white, but re-colored within a day.
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 14 February 2012

Growing on white pine stump.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 11 December 2010

Na drewnianym kwietniku.Slana voda Slovakia
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 11 December 2010

Na drewnianym kwietniku.Slana voda Slovakia
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