Inonotus radiatus (Elzenweerschijnzwam (BE) / Alder Bracket (EN) / Strahliger Schillerporling (DE) / Polypore radié (FR)) is a species of fungus in the Hymenochaetaceae family.
The species grows saprobic on the deadwood of hardwoods (especially birches and alders but also on beech, maples, and other hardwoods), causing a soft white rot. When young it has an attractive, yellowish, finely velvety cap but it eventually becomes bald and darkens to brown or black. It is found above ground, on stumps and logs, which will help to separate it from some look-alikes.
Image: Schoten (BE) - 22/10/2010
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