Hapalopilus nidulans    (Fr.) P. Karst. 

common name(s) : Cinnamon Bracket 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Polyporales/Polyporaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae  

synonyms: Hapalopilus rutilans, Polyporus nidulans, Polyporus rutilans, Phaeolus nidulans 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Phaeolus rutilans)  

edibility : poisonous

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The cap is cinnamon to pinkish brown or ochre-brown, soft, spongy and slightly tough, bracket- or fan-shaped, without stem and attached to it substrate on a large and thick section. The cap surface is downy to velvety-felty at first then smooth. The cap margin is acute, incurvate.

The flesh is cinnamon to reddsih coloures, paler towards the outer skin; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, sweetish;

The tubes are ochraceous to grey-brown,4 to 10 mm long.

The pores are narrow (2-4 per mm), concolorous, round to angular. The spore print is white.

It grows in broad-leaved woods, sometimes also in coniferous woods, mostly on beech and birch, occasionnaly also on fir, pine, spruce, mostly as a saprophyte but also sometimes as a parasite (white rot).

The fruiting period takes place from June to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)

Chemical tests : flesh strongly reactiing purple to potash.

Distinctive features : bracket-shaped, cinnamon-brown fruiting body, without stem; soft, slightly tough flesh; narrow tubes, pores concolorous to body; strong purple reaction of the flesh to potash; mostly of deciduous wood

Hapalopilus nidulans is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hapalopilus nidulans in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hapalopilus nidulans in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18