Oak Mazegill - Daedalea quercina
The caps of this bracket fungus grow to between 6 and 20 cm across and fruit-bodies are commonly 2 to 5cm thick. The species has very wide gill-like pores that are radially-aligned.
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Often solitary, this large imposing bracket fungus sometimes occurs in tiers, particularly on the cut ends of felled oak trunks. It is less often seen on other kinds of hardwood timber.
Oak Mazegills can be seen all year round, but they shed spores in late summer and autumn.
A saprobic fungus
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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