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Fomes

   Fomes are a genus of bracket fungi forming corky or woody perennial shelf- like sporophores often of large size. The includes some species that cause destructive heartrot in trees. In medicine, a fomes is any material, such as bedding or clothing, that may harbour pathogens and therefore convey disease.

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Tinder Conk, Tinder Fungus, Hoof Fungus (Fomes fomentarius, Ungulina fomentaria, Polyporus fomentarius)

 
   It can be found in North America and Europe, typically on birch, but also on beech. A single tree may bear many fruiting bodies. The few record from Southern England are mostly on beech and sycamore. Season sporulating in spring to early summer, perennial.
Description:
   Bracket 5-45 cm across, 3-25 cm wide, 2-25 cm thick, hoof-shaped, hard and woody, usually discrete but several fruit bodies may occur on the same trunk; upper surface with a hard horny crust, concentrically grooved and zoned grey. Flesh hard, fibrous, cinnamon-brown. Taste acrid, smell slightly fruity. Tubes 2-7 mm long in each layer, rusty-brown. Pores 2-3 per mm, circular, light grey-brown darkening when handled. Spores brownish, lemon-yellow, oblong-ellipsoid, 15-20 x 5-7 ΅m. Hyphal structure trimitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections.
 

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