Beefsteak Fungus  (Fistulina hepatica)



Eating notes: Older specimens can taste slightly sour and tough. Young specimens are acceptable but not choice.




Cap: 8-20cm Bracket. Redish brown above, cream below

Stem: Short, thick and lateral. May be abscent altogether.

Tubes: Cream coloured shallow layer (5-15mm)

Pores: Seperate from each other, not fusing as with the Boletes.

Spores: White or very pale ochre

Flesh: Deep red with paler mottling. Exudes blood-like juice. Just like raw meat.

Habitat: Grows on acient Oak and Chestnut trees.

Frequency: Frequent

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