Oak Maze-gill (Daedalea quercina)
The Oak Maze-gill is predominantly found on Oak but not exclusively. This species appears all year round, is widespread and common. It grows on dead wood causing a brown rot whichhelps to decay the remnants of the wood down. Usually more than one bracket appears at any time. Although the mage-GILL this species has pores but a clower look at the underside will reveal that the pores look like a maze of ... short gills!
Not edible, tough as old boots!
Find out more about the Oak Maze-gill in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Oak%20Maze-gill?vd...