Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Fomitopsidaceae

Fomitopsis betulina (Bull.) B.K. Cui, M.L. Han & Y.C. Dai

Birch Polypore; Birch Bracket

Also known as the Razor-strop Fungus as the cap surface has been used to sharpen razors. Very common wherever ageing and decaying birch is found. An annual species but old fruitbodies can be found decaying into a second year

O'Reilly - Fascinated by Fungi;
Ryvarden & Melo - Poroid Fungi of Europe