Blushing Rosette

Abortiporus biennis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Blushing Rosette Abortiporus biennis (Bull.) Singer syn. Heteroporus biennis (Bull.) Lázaro Ibiza. (illustrated 45% life size) Fruit body variable, irregularly top-shaped or rosette-like, or fused together into amorphous masses, 3–9cm across, 0.5–1.5cm thick, flattened to concave; whitish, soon becoming pinkish; felty to downy. Tubes 2–6mm long, decurrent. Pores 1–2 per mm, angular and irregular, becoming maze-like; whitish, bruising reddish. Spores 4–7×3.5–4.5¼, elliptical-ovate to subglobose. Gloeocystidia present in the hymenium as long, undulating, worm-like bodies with refractive contents. In addition to the normal basidiospores the fungus also has similarly shaped chlamydospores in the flesh and hymenium. Habitat on the ground from roots or wood chips of deciduous trees; autumn, annual. Frequent. Not edible.