3 May 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Fan shaped, sometimes depressed, upper surface yellow brown with coarse dark scales, to about 60 cm across
Whitish, large, angular
Short, lateral, dark brown to black at the base
Spring to summer
On living and dead deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal (12-16) x (4-6) µm2
Edible when young
Take care not to confuse with P. tuberaster
July 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.