Fistulina hepatica    (Schaeff.) With. 

common name(s) : Beefsteak Fungus, Jelly Tongue2 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Schizophyllaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae  

edibility : edible

photo gallery of  Fistulina hepatica
photo gallery of  Fistulina hepatica potential confusions with  Fistulina hepatica toxicity of Fistulina hepatica genus Fistulina  

The fruiting body is tongue-shaped or console-shaped, dark red to salmon pink, with a short or absent stem.

The flesh is reddish pink, yielding a pink liquid when cut; its taste is mild, distinctively acidic; the odour is faint.

The fertile surface is made of narrow creamy white pores, arising free from each other then adhering when mature. The spore print is ochre-white.

It grows on wood, on oaks, chestnut trees, but also lime, eucalyptus.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 17 cm (between 7 and 40 cm)
  total height approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 6 cm)

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Fistulina hepatica is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Fistulina hepatica in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Fistulina hepatica in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18