Pseudomerulius aureus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Pseudomerulius aureus (Fr.) Jülich syn. Merulius aureus Schum. (illustrated 45% life size) Fruit body 5–20cm across, about 2mm thick, a spreading, wrinkled crust; bright orange to golden-brown, paler yellow-gold at margin; surface wrinkled and folded. Spores 3.5–4.5×1.3–1.8¼, cylindrical, smooth. Deposit yellowish. Habitat on undersides of dead, bark-less conifer logs; late summer to autumn. Rare. Not edible.