What You Should Know
Phellinus viticola is a species of fungus belonging to the family Hymenochaetaceae. The fruiting bodies are gray or dark gray perennial, hat-like, or semi-spreading. The carpels may grow in groups, sometimes with caps fused laterally or arranged in a roof-like arrangement above one another.
It grows on rotting trunks and branches of conifers, especially spruces, from hilly areas to mountains, in some places quite abundantly.
A similar and much rarer bordered fireweed (Phellinus nigrolimitatus) grows on similar substrates and produces larger fruiting bodies.
Spruce firefly (Phellinus chrysoloma) has elongated tube mouths and almost spherical spores.
Phellinus viticola Mushroom Identification
0.5–2 cm long, 1–15 cm wide, 0.2–1 cm thick, spreading or spreading bent, sometimes in the form of shingle-like bent caps. The surface of the bent caps is velvety-hairy, hard, zonal, and chestnut-colored, with age it fades to gray or dark gray, with a lighter edge.
1–10 mm long, yellowish-brown or brownish-brown, grayish inside, with thin, downy septa on the edge.
0.25 - 0.5 mm in diameter, rounded, slightly angular, with a density of 3 - 4 per 1 mm.
6-9 * 1.5*2 μm, cylindrical, flattened on one side, pointed on the other side, colorless.
0.5-1 mm thick, fibrous-leathery, brown or brownish.
It grows on coniferous wood, mainly on spruces and pines, very rarely on deciduous trees. A very rare species.
Phellinus viticola Synonyms
Polyporus viticola Schwein., 1828
Poria viticola (Schwein.) Cooke, 1886
Fuscoporia viticola (Schwein.) Murrill, 1907
Fomes viticola (Schwein.) J. Lowe, 1957
Boletus superficialis Schwein., 1822
Daedalea ravenelii Berk., 1872
Trametes isabellina Fr., 1874
Fomes tenuis P. Karst., 1887
Trametes setosa Weir, 1914
Phellinus isabellinum (Fr.) Bourdot & Galzin, 1925
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