Notes: Fomes fomentarius (L.) J. Kickx f.
Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales. (Tinder Polypore or Трутовик настоящий лиственный.)
Cap: 8-25cm wide, convex as asymmetrical wide cone or somewhat hoof-shaped, sometimes upper part looks as a knob attached into a wood; a cap consists of thick dull gray minor brown overlapped layers with additional thin concentric coloring, almost smooth or somewhat fine velvety with dull gray crust. Cap grows through old and living branches, including them and other vegetation fragments into a cap. Stages of coloring (young and soft up to old and strong): white, dull cream or light brownish-yellow, cream and light yellow, and then light grey and dull yellowish-brown (sometimes reddish-brown or brown-red, then grey overwinter; it would be checked additionally).
Flesh: 0.5-3cm thick, soft yellowish-white, then yellowish-brown up to brownish-gray. When yellowish-white soft flesh is broken it gets some reddish coloring.
Tubes 0.4-4cm long, several per 1mm, bottom cap surface looks fine velvety, almost white (when soft) then light yellow, greenish-yellow up to yellowish-brown;
Stalk: absent (lateral fixation edge).
Habitat: single or small group at the old partially rotten birch (rarely at aspen) stumps or trunks minor on living trees. It grows several years (up to more ten).
Edibility: stiff as a wood.
Season: All year-round.
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