Beefsteak fungus

Basisdaten

beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica) at a tree
  • beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica) at a tree
  • beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica) underside
  • beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica) underside close up
  • beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica) younger typ
  • beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica) old typ

Profile

scientific name: 
Fistulina hepatica
class: 
Agaricomycetes
family: 
Agaricales
genus: 
Fistulinaceae
kind: 
Fistulina
fruit bodies: 
June - October
wood decomposition: 
Brown rot
website: 
http://www.tree-guide.com/beefsteak-fungus
infested zone: 
Roots and trunk
comment: 

Weak parasite on older trees. Causes intensive brown-rot in heart wood.

recommendation: 

If the tree does not look vital, it should be inspected.