Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: 5-30cm wide.  Tongue shaped, blood red and when fresh oozes red droplets.  Upper surface can be sticky.  STIPE: Rudimentary and concolorous with main fruiting body. GILLS/PORES: Pores are round starting white to pale yellow and bruising reddish brown, becoming reddish. FLESH: Red, soft and thick.  Meat-like and where cut gives a marbled appearance.  Taste is sour when old. SPORES: White, ovate. HABITAT: On the trunks of oak and chestnut. SEASON: Common.  Late summer to autumn. EDIBILITY: Edible.  

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