Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: 2-4cm wide.  When young the upper surface is grey brown with a white edge.  The whole fruit body darkens with age.  Finely downy then smooth and becoming very tough.  Grows in dense overlapping tiers. GILLS/PORES: The pores are smoky grey (darkening with age) and very small indeed.  Sub circular/angular. FLESH: Whitish and rubbery.  Smells strongly fungoid and tastes acidic. SPORES: Straw yellow, ellipsoid. HABITAT: Stumps and logs of broadleaf trees. SEASON: Commonthroughout.  All year. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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