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Phaeolus schweinitzii           Dyemaker's Polypore

A variable (click here) and sometimes confusing ground dwelling bracket

Fruitbodies more or less circular, up to 25 cm across, flat or depressed, corky-tough, finely or coarsely hairy, becoming smooth in age, golden to ochre or rusty to red-brown with yellowish margin. Pores yellow, becoming brown, 1-3 per mm with tubes 1-4 mm deep. Widespread and fairly common, it fruits on the ground from buried roots or on stumps of conifers.