Thin-Walled Maze Polypore

(Daedaleopsis confragosa)

               
Conservation Status

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Thin-Walled Maze Polypore

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Occurrence

Common and widespread

Season

Present year round but fruits from June to December

Habitat/Hosts

Dead deciduous trees, especially willow and birch; rarely on oak or conifers; rarely on wounds of live trees.


Identification

This is a common, widespread, bracket fungus. It is found alone or in groups on logs and stumps of dead hardwood trees (saprobic). It is rarely found on oaks or conifers, and rarely found on wounds of live trees.

The fruiting body is a medium-sized, unstalked bracket. The bracket is fan-shaped or nearly round, and broadly convex or flat. It can be 2 to 8½ in diameter, but is usually no more than 6 in diameter. It is leathery and flexible or corky when fresh, becoming rigid and inflexible when dry. The upper surface is dry and hairless or slightly hairy. It is reddish-brown or grayish and usually concentrically zoned. The margin is thin and sharply angled.

The pores on the underside are white to tan or brown, thin-walled, and variable in shape. They bruise pink or reddish when young. They are usually elongated, maze-like, 1 64 to 1 16 wide, and up to deep. Sometimes they are almost round; sometimes almost gill-like; sometimes, in older specimens, almost tooth-like.

The flesh is white to pinkish or brownish and tough.

The spore print is white.

 
Similar
Species

Oak Mazegill (Daedalea quercina) is larger. The pore walls are thicker. The flesh does not bruise pink. It occurs on oak.


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 4, 7, 26, 29, 77.


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Taxonomy

Division:

Basidiomycota (club fungi)

  No Rank:

Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)

 

Class:

Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)

 

No Rank:

Agaricomycetes incertae sedis

 

Order:

Polyporales

 

Family:

Polyporaceae (bracket fungi)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Blushing Bracket

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore


 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

polypore

A bracket fungi. A fungi that produces its spores in pores on the underside of a woody fruiting body (conk).

 

saprobic

Obtaining its nutrients from non-living organic matter, such as decaying plant or animal matter.

       

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