Dyer's Mazegill - Phaeolus schweinitzii
A large annual bracket and can be either round or fan shaped with a distinctive yellow margin blending, as the fruitbody matures, to a browner central region. Typically 15 to 25 cm in diameter and 2 to 5cm thick.
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This fungus appears at the roots of conifers, mainly pine and spruce trees, sometimes in two or three overlapping tiers.
Throughout summer and autumn, but in dry conditions old fruitbodies sometimes persist.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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