15 September 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Rosette like, upper surface zoned, fibrous, yellowish brown, underside whitish to pale yellow, 3 to 5 pores per mm, to about 1 m across
Soft, fibrous, white
Summer to autumn
At the base of deciduous trees, sometimes from buried roots, favouring beech
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5.5-7.5) x (4.5-6)
This fungus is easily recognised by its large size
26 August 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.