|Tinder fungus - fomes fomentarius|
Appearance and Habitat:
Fomes fomentarius typically has a thick, hoof-shaped fruiting body that can range in size from a few centimeters to over a meter in diameter. The fruiting body is dark brown to black on the outside and lighter in color on the inside, with a tough, woody texture. The underside of the fruiting body is covered with millions of tiny, brown pores that release the fungus's spores.
The fungus can be found growing on living or dead trees, and can