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Red Belt Fungus - Fomitopsis pinicola

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Polypore - with pores not gills Red Belt Fungus
November 24, 2008. Found near Morley, Town of Canton, NY

This is a thick woody conk with a white to reddish band between the top and underside. These are perennials and the band only shows at the edge of new growth.

These are usually found on conifers but not limited to them.

Edible: The woody texture makes it too tough to eat. If that wasn't enough to make it undesirable it is supposed to have a bitter acid taste.