An interesting looking mushroom that alas is inedible but has been used for dying materials for many years hence the common name.
|Common Names||Dyers Mazegill|
|Scientific Name||Phaeolus schweinitzii|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||15|
|Average Cap width (CM)||25|
Doesn’t really have a distinctive cap but what looks like a cap has a felt like texture and can be many different colours from yellow, orange, red to brown or black. Starts as an irregular globular shape then grows into a fan shaped or circular mass which may have many tiers or bulges.
White with a hint of yellow. Ellipsoid.
Fairly common around conifers.
Dyers Mazegill is a parasite and will kill its host but then becomes saprobic, living on the dead organic material of the stump.
Has been used to produce yellow, orange and brown dyes.