Brackets are relatively thin (less than 1 cm thick in the 3 New Zealand species) and have a distinctive lower surface of thickened and branched gill-like ridges or a cross between radially arranged gills and pores.
In production pine forests, G. sepiarium is a common species.


NZFungi Entry

Gloeophyllum sepiarium

An introduced fungus commonly seen on radiata pine, fruiting on prunings or on wood left after harvest of pine forest. Fruits readily on wood in exposed situations as if well adapted to frequent drying and rewetting of the wood, causing a dry, cubical