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Inonotus radiatus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 December 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1 second F/18.0 ISO 100 150 mm

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17 Dec 2010 8:47am

Canon EOS 400D
1 second
ISO 100
150 mm