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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Peniophoraceae: Peniophora quercina (Pers.) Cooke

Peniophora quercina

Synonyms: Auricularia corticalis, Corticium acerinum, Corticium corticale, Corticium quercinum, Kneiffia corticalis, Lichen carneus, Peniophora corticalis, Peniophora pezizoides, Stereum tuberculosum, Thaelaephora carnea, Thelephora agglutinata, Thelephora carnea, Thelephora corticalis, Thelephora quercina.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Peniophora quercina is a species of wood-decay fungus in the family Peniophoraceae. The species produces fruit bodies which vary in appearance depending on whether they are wet or dry. The wet fruit bodies are waxy and lilac, and attached strongly to the wood. When dry, the edges curl up and reveal the dark underside, while the surface becomes crusty and pink. P. quercina is the type species of Peniophora, and was moved to the genus upon its creation by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke. The species is found primarily in Europe, where it can be encountered all year. Though primarily growing upon dead wood, especially oak, it is also capable of growing upon still-living wood.

Estonian: Tammekirmik, French: Corticie du chêne, German: Eichen-Zystidenrindenpilz, Polish: Powłocznica dębowa, Swedish: Gråskinn.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Corticioid mushroom <B>Peniophora quercina</B> on a fallen oak branch in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-27.htm">December 27, 2018</A>
LinkCorticioid mushroom Peniophora quercina on a fallen oak branch in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 27, 2018
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Park, 1015 Colgate Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA

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