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Scientific name: Piptoporus betulinus (Bull .: Fr.) Karst
Synonyms: Polyporus betulinus, Ungukina betulina
Carpoforo: 4-20 cm and more, up to 6 cm thick, rounded or kidney-shaped, pale tending to darken with age, often pomellato, covered by a smooth, thin, separable film.
tubules: white, 2-8 mm, sometimes separable.
Pori: whites that turn dark, small, round.
Meat: white, soft, puberty, crumbly with age, with a sour taste.
Piptoporus betulinus(photo www.northamptonshirewildlife.co.uk)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: parasitic mushroom.
Birch pest, rarely on beech; present all year round, it grows in summer-autumn.
Mediocre edible, can be consumed at a very young age. A similar mushroom grows on the aspen, the Piptoporus pseudobetulinus, while on the chestnut the Piptoporus soloniensis, cream-colored then orange brown.