Fruiting bodies with brown poroid lower surface, rather similar to Phellinus, but annual rather than perennial and with typically smaller, thinner fruiting bodies.
There are four species in New Zealand, often requiring microscopic features for identification. On native beech I. nothofagi is common and easily identified.


NZFungi Entry

Inonotus nothofagi

Confined to beech forests where it occurs on fallen beech logs or standing trunks, and may form large numbers (hundreds) of small brackets over extensive areas of a log surface. Brackets annual, brown to black and hairless on upper surface, each to ab