Blushing Bracket

Daedaleopsis confragosa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Blushing Bracket Daedaleopsis confragosa (Bolt.) J. Schröt. syn. Trametes rubescens (Alb. & Schwein) Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Bracket 8–22cm×4–10cm across, 1.5–5cm thick, margin thin and acute, single or tiered; reddish-brown; corky, upper surface radially wrinkled and concentrically ridged. Flesh white then pinkish, finally pale brownish; taste slightly bitter, smell none. Tubes 5–15mm long; cream-coloured. Pores large, usually somewhat elongate or slot-like; whitish, readily bruising pink to red on handling when fresh, staining violet with ammonia. Spores 8–11×2–3¼, cylindrical; white. Hyphal structure trimitic. Habitat on deciduous trees, especially willow; all year. Very common. Not edible.