Scientific name: Panus tigrinus (Bull .: Fr.) Sing
Synonym: Lentinus tigrinus Bull .: Fr.
Hat: diameter up to 10 cm, first convex then depressed, navel or funnel-shaped; leathery consistency; from whitish to hazelnut, covered with small brown scales, more spaced outside; thin, curved edge upwards in adult specimens.
Gills: narrow, dense and decurrent; whitish, with denticulate cut.
Stem: 3-5 x 0.5-0.6 cm, thin, usually curved, flaky; whitish and covered with brown scales, full. In the upper part there is a trace of a white and fleeting cortiniform veil.
Meat: thin, white.
spore: ovals, hyalines.
Panus tigrinus (Bull .: Fr.) Sing (photo Arturo Baglivo www.actafungorum.org)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
It grows on rotting poplar or willow trunks in groups; from spring to autumn.
Inedible for the leathery consistency.