Cultivation Level : - MediumStrikingly glossy as if varnished, red-brown or maroon to almost black, margin obtuse and cream-coloured. Flesh soft, pale wood-coloured. Tubes 5–20mm long, rusty-brown. Pores 2–2.5 per mm, circular, pale greyish bruising brown. Spores brown, ellipsoid-ovate and truncate at one end, 9–11 x 5–7um. Hyphal structure trimitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections. Habitat on stumps of oak. Season all year. Rare. Not edible, but the extract from this is considered quite medicinal.
Substrates : - Hardwood Logs and Trees
Temps : Colonizing/Fruiting - 70-75/55-65