Tinder fungus

Basisdaten

tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius)
  • tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius)
  • tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius) underside
  • tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius)
  • tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius) cut

Profile

scientific name: 
Fomes fomentarius
class: 
Agaricomycetes
family: 
Polyporales
genus: 
Polyporaceae
kind: 
Fomes
alternative name: 
Hoof fungus
fruit bodies: 
January - December
wood decomposition: 
White rot
attack course: 

Aggressive wound parasite / weak parasite enters through injuries to the tree.

website: 
http://www.tree-guide.com/tinder-fungus
infested zone: 
Trunk / Crown
comment: 

Fruiting bodies can be as wide as 50 cm. Dried nice as decoration.

recommendation: 

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