Ecology: Saprobic; growing alone to gregariously, sometimes in overlapping clusters; found primarily on the dead wood of hardwoods but also reported on conifer wood; causing a white rot; annual; late spring, summer and fall (over winter in warmer climates); widely distributed in North America.

Fruiting Body: 3-10 cm across; irregularly shaped; resupinate except for a stubby upper edge; upper surface where developed woolly and whitish; without a stem; up to about 5 mm thick.

Undersurface: Translucent; often somewhat gelatinous; orangish to pinkish, or orange to red when mature; elaborately wrinkled and pocketed, giving the illusion of being irregularly poroid.

Flesh: Whitish; very thin.

Spore Print: White.

#Phlebia est un genre de champignon résupiné de la famille des Meruliaceae. Le genre a une répartition large et contient environ une cinquantaine d’espèces. Les espèces du genre Phlebia causent la pourriture blanche.

#Phlebia is a genus of fungi in the Meruliaceae family. The genus has a widespread distribution and contains about 50 species.[2] Phlebia species cause white rot.


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