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Bondarzewia berkeleyi   (Berkeley's polypore)
Family
Russulaceae
Location
Europe, North America, Africa, Asia
Dimensions
Fruiting Body 25-40 cm across
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Bondarzewia berkeleyi, commonly known as Berkeley's polypore, or stump blossoms, is a species of polypore fungus in the family Russulaceae. It is a parasitic species that causes butt rot in oaks and other hardwood trees.

Fruiting body The fan- or shelf-shaped caps grow in overlapping clumps from the bases of oak trees, each capable of growing to 25.5 cm in diameter. They are various shades of white to pale grey, cream, beige or yellow. The pore surface is white, as is the spore print. The outer edges that are cut easily with a knife are quite tender.

Bondarzewia berkeleyi on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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