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Fomitopsis pinicola         Red Banded Polypore

Fruitbodies are bracket-form, broadly attached, woody, and up to 40 cm long by 25 cm wide. Brackets are more or less flat, concentrically grooved, yellowish to orange-red, becoming red-brown and finally blackish, with a resin-coated surface and a distinct red-brown band running around the upper edge of the fruitbody. Pores are light brown to ochre, 3-5 per mm, and in layers. Widespread and common, this colourful bracket fungus fruits on logs and stumps, especially spruce.