Species within the Rosaceae family.
Other deciduous broadleaved trees.
Found at and around the base of the tree – often away from the stem. Also found on (shadow) stumps.
Annual . Tough. Incredibly varied appearance. Begins as a white mass that exudes red liquid – often with pores on the upper surface. May develop into a rosette and turn a dark red-brown on the upper surface – pore layer remains white and bruises pinkish. May also simply become a very large mass of pores. Growth will consume blades of grass and twigs. Flesh white. Spore white. Can have long stipe (‘stem’) buried in soil.
Attributed to a selective white rot of the wood. No research has been undertaken on the pathogenicity of this fungus. Presence on standing trees indicates root damage and dysfunction. May be associated with decline, in cases where colonisation is extensive and the crown of the tree is sparse.