Wrinkled Crust

Phlebia radiata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Wrinkled Crust Phlebia radiata Fr. syn. P. merismoides (Fr.) Fr. (illustrated (a) 45% life size) Fruit body resupinate, forming round, oval or irregular patches 8–10mm across, 2–3mm thick, margin fringed; colour varying from dull flesh-colour or purplish to bright fluorescent orange, especially at the margin, becoming greyish-orange to almost white with age; on cherry trees it is often pale lilaceous; surface very wrinkled, with radiating ridges. Spores 4–7×1–3¼, sausage-shaped; white. Habitat on the bark of dead deciduous trees, especially beech; all year. Common. Not edible.

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