Interesting corticioid worth looking for on conifer wood

December 13, 2017 - 15:29 -- Pat Cavanagh

Skeletocutis amorpha on an old conifer log at Stockgrove Park.  From the top this looked unremarkable, rather like a Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) but underneath the pores  bruised a striking orange.  The Basidio checklist says "Common and widespread. Easily recognised especially if the pore surface has developed the distinctive apricot-orange colouration", and I am thinking I have probably overlooked it many a time, mistaking it for Trametes; so worth looking carefully at any small brackets on fallen conifer.