Fistulina hepatica

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Synonyms for Fistulina hepatica

a popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat

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Brown oak is the name for the European oak trees affected by fungal attack from Fistulina hepatica. Also known as the beefsteak fungus, it attacks live trees, turning the heartwood of the trees a dark brown with distinctive markings for what some call a happy accident of nature.
English brown oak which has been attacked by a fungus known as fistulina hepatica, has a heartwood which is a much deeper brown than the usual tan to light brown color of the unaffected trees.