Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
Coltricia perennis Hymenochaetaceae , Aphyllophorales. (Cухлянка двухлетняя).
Cap: 5-10cm wide, thin and almost flat with slightly sunken centre or gentle funnel-shaped; circular and concentric zoned with thin comb-like or notched margin; surface velvety and some radial hairy (mainly along margin); interlaced dull brownish-red, white, reddish-brown, light bluish-gray, sometimes dull yellowish-brown rings.
Flesh 1-2mm thick, whitish up to light brown under elastic skin.
Tubes: 1.5-2.5mm long, 2-4 per 1mm (some descending stalk), indistinct polygonal (3-5 angles); dull yellowish-brown up to reddish-brown with weak darker bruising only when young.
Stalk: 3-6cm long, 0.4-0.8cm thick with wider rooting-like bottom.
Habitat: single or small group, minor crowded (overlapped) small clusters on the ground (out of grassy sites) in pine tree forest.
Edibility: stiff as a wood or as some rubber.
Season: May-October (annual); published that it lives over winter (2 year living mushroom).
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