Beefsteak

Name: Beefsteak

Scientific name: Fistulina hepatica

Category: Fungi

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: Grows on living oak and sweet chestnut trees.

How to identify: A large fungus, dark red and slimy above, pale yellow underneath.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: It is named after is appearance and the fact that it oozes red juice when cut, just like a steak.

Photograph credit: Harry Harms


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