Thin-Walled Maze Polypore

(Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Conservation Status
Thin-Walled Maze Polypore
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

not listed

     
  Minnesota

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Description
 
 

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore 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.  
     
 
Habitat and Hosts
 
 

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

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Season

 
 

Present year round but fruits from June to December

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

4, 7, 24, 26, 29, 30, 77.

 
  4/6/2018      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common and widespread

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Polyporales (shelf fungi)  
  Family Polyporaceae (bracket fungi)  
  Genus Daedaleopsis  
       
 

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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