Pycnoporellus alboluteus is a bright, bracket-fungus found growing along old logs and decaying trunks (2). The crust-like fungus grows downwards and contains long, orange pores through which the spores are released (2); the pores become tooth-like with age (4). The upper surface is a pale buff to apricot colour and is covered with flat-lying hairs (4).
WARNING: many species of fungus are poisonous or contain chemicals that can cause sickness. Never pick and eat any species of fungus that you cannot positively recognise or are unsure about. Some species are deadly poisonous and can cause death within a few hours if swallowed.
- Bracket length: 10 – 30 cm (2)