What You Should Know
Phellinus lundellii is a species of fungus belonging to the family Hymenochaetaceae. This dark mushroom grows on live and dead birches, especially in mountainous locations. It is found in Eurasia and North America. A rare species.
Ochroporus lundellii (Niemelä) Fiasson & Niemelä, 1984 is a synonym.
Other names: Birch Bristle Bracket.
Phellinus lundellii Mushroom Identification
Have the appearance of lateral sessile outstretched-bent caps, sometimes completely outstretched. Caps up to 5 cm long, up to 15 cm wide or more, up to 1 cm thick, wide-seated, beveled, very close to the substrate, narrow, compressed, and sometimes adjacent caps grow together vertically. The surface of the caps is smooth, hard, narrowly warty, sometimes cracked at the base, black, black-brown. The edge is blunt, sharply demarcated, sometimes wavy, ochre-brown, brownish, grayish. The litter is thin, hard, and light brown.
The hymenophore is tubular. The surface of the hymenophore is smooth, reddish-brown, and gray.
Layered, up to 2-3 mm long in each layer, rusty-brown, and become overgrown with white mycelium at maturity.
The pores are small, rounded, with solid edges, 4-6 per 1 mm in density.
The flesh is dense, cork-woody, red-brown.
Grows on weakened, fallen, and dry trunks of deciduous species, mainly on the shore, rarely on aspen, maple, willow, and ash.
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