Gloeophyllum sepiarium

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Gloeophyllum sepiarium
Gloeophyllum sepiarium.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Gloeophyllales
Family: Gloeophyllaceae
Genus: Gloeophyllum
Species: G. sepiarium
Binomial name
Gloeophyllum sepiarium
(Wulfen) P. Karst., (1879)
Synonyms

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)

Gloeophyllum sepiarium (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.

Fruiting bodies of the rusty gilled polypore on a wooden fence in Oberursel, Germany.

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