Gloeophyllum sepiarium

Gloeophyllum sepiarium, the rusty gilled polypore, is a wood decay fungus that causes a brown rot. Gloeophyllum sepiarium grows in thin, dark brown/green brackets on dead conifers. Often found on wood in lumberyards, the fruiting body grows for only one year, and produces spores in late summer and autumn. Its hymenial surface is distinctive from other polypores due to the presence of gills. Gloeophyllum sepiarium is inedible.[1]

Gloeophyllum sepiarium
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Gloeophyllales
Family: Gloeophyllaceae
Genus: Gloeophyllum
G. sepiarium
Binomial name
Gloeophyllum sepiarium
(Wulfen) P. Karst., (1879)

Agaricus asserculorum Batsch, (1783)
Agaricus boletiformis Sowerby, (1809)
Agaricus sepiarius Wulfen, (1786)
Agaricus undulatus Hoffm., (1797)
Daedalea confragosa var. tricolor (Fr.) Domanski, Orlos & Skirg., (1967)
Daedalea sepiaria (Wulfen) Fr., (1821)
Daedalea ungulata Lloyd, (1915)
Gloeophyllum ungulatum (Lloyd) Imazeki, (1943)
Lenzites argentina Speg., (1898)
Lenzites sepiaria (Wulfen) Fr., (1889)
Merulius sepiarius (Wulfen) Schrank, (1789)

The cap is 2–15cm wide, loosely fan-shaped, brown with a yellow-orange margin during growth, velvety then smooth, and leathery with a mild odor and taste.[2] The spores are white, cylindrical, and smooth.[2]

Similar species include Daedalea quercina, Lenzites betulina, and Trametes versicolor.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 312. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
  2. ^ a b c Davis, R. Michael; Sommer, Robert; Menge, John A. (2012). Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-520-95360-4. OCLC 797915861.

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Gloeophyllum sepiarium
 Gills on hymenium
 No distinct cap
 Hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
 Lacks a stipe
Spore print is white
 Ecology is saprotrophic
 Edibility is inedible

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