Panus neostrigosus rubus lecomtei

Panus neostrigosus /rubus /lecomtei

Hairy cap

Very Violet and hairy when young:

Older specimens turn tannish:
Gills run down the stem:
Description:

Panus is a small genus of tough wood-rotting fungi whose fruit bodies are usually purple tinged when young and fresh; they grow rather like oyster mushrooms or Split Gill fungi, with a very short eccentric stem, wavy margins, and shallowish gills that fork.

Distribution:

Panus rudis occurs on dead deciduous hardwood in southern Europe and North America. The few records from Britain might be due to confusion with Panus conchatus.

Edibility:

This species is not generally considered edible, and we have no information about whether it contains toxins; however, Panus rudis as found in North America is stated by Clyde Martin Christensen (see Reference Sources, below) to be edible but tough.

References:

https://mushroomexpert.com/panus_neostrigosus.html

http://www.mycobank.org/name/Panus%20neostrigosus&Lang=Eng

https://mushroomobserver.org/name/show_name/43767