The mushrooms














    
discover our mushroom apps

Phellinus igniarius.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Faux amadouvier, Gemeiner Feuerschwamm, Tinder Box Fungus, Willow Bracket
Phellinus igniarius Mushroom
Ref No: 8556
Buy this image
Phellinus igniarius2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8557
Buy this image
location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Black or blackish
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Phellinus igniarius (L. ex Fr.) Quél. syn. Fomes igniarius (L. ex Fr.) Gill. Gemeiner Feuerschwamm Faux amadouvier, Tinder Box Fungus, Willow Bracket. Bracket 10–40cm across, 2–8cm wide, 5–20cm thick, hoof-shaped, very hard and woody; concentrically ridged, rusty brown when young later grey and finally black with the surface becoming cracked; margin obtuse, long-remaining rusty brown and velvety. Flesh rusty brown, hard. Taste sour or bitter, smell fungusy. Tubes 3–5mm long in each annual layer, rusty-brown. Pores 4–6 per mm, circular, rusty-cinnamon to maroon. Spores white, more or less globose, 4.5 x 6.5 x 4–5um. Setae thick-walled, very dark brown, fusoid with acute apex. Habitat parasitic on deciduous trees, especially willow, causing intensive white rot. Season sporulating from spring to late autumn, perennial. Uncommon. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

Members' images and comments

Click here to upload and share your photos and comments about this mushroom (JPEG only please).
Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 11 April 2013

Phellinus igniarius
Phellinus igniarius2
miguel martinez-marrero (United States) - 22 June 2012

Autrey Mills Nature Preserve. Roswell, GA.
Phellinus igniarius2
By uploading images and text you hereby warrant that you are the legal owner of this material and agree, without limitation, to permit Rogers Plants Ltd to publish such images and text on this Rogers Plants website. Rogers Plants Ltd reserves the right to remove any member images or text at its sole discretion.
© 2001-2014 Rogers Plants Ltd. All rights reserved. The text and photographs on this site may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Rogers Plants Ltd. Please see our Terms and Conditions. Site by Glide Technologies Ltd. Poisoning Disclaimer.
Don't forget to visit our sister sites RogersRoses and RogersTreesandShrubs.