Conifer Mazegill - Gloeophyllum sepiarium
Gloeophyllum sepiarium is a wood decay fungus. When fresh and very young its cap is more or less orange, but as it matures brown colours replace the orange from the centre outwards and it may even have a greenish tinge. The orangey gills are fairly distinctive.
Found on the deadwood of conifers.
Fruiting bodies can be seen throughout the year, but it sporulates in late summer to autumn.
Saprobic on the deadwood of conifers
Widespread and reportedly fairly frequent in Britain.
Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where there are only 6 records to 2016.
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