Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Species: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.
Synonyms: Daedalea suberosa
Hydnum spadiceum
Phaeolus spadiceus
Polyporus herbergii
Polyporus schumacheri
Polyporus schweinitzii
Polyporus spongia
Common Name: Dyer's Mazegill

Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
This photograph shows a specimen that is in a very active growth phase. Normally it is much browner in colour.
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Phaeolus schweinitziiPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Picea sitchensis (4)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (2)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Picea (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (4)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (4)
Root (2)
Soil Grassy (2)
Stump (2)
Dead Wood (1)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
February (1)
April (1)
May (1)
July (2)
August (1)
September (5)
October (4)
November (1)
December (2)