Spread out house porling
|Spread out house porling|
|( Desm. ) Kotl. & Pouzar|
The spread house sporling ( Donkioporia expansa , also called "oak sparling ") is a wood-destroying fungus . As a white rot pathogen , it primarily breaks down the lignin content of the affected wood, thereby lightening, softening and finally a fibrous dissolution of the wood structure. For its development, the spreading house porling is dependent on high moisture levels in the wood , so that infestation is usually limited to areas that are heavily damp.
The surface mycelium is mostly between the substrate and the fruiting body , it is flat, firmly adhering and varies in color from white to cream to ocher brown. At times, strong mycelial pads are formed which, because of their tough, elastic consistency, can easily be confused with foam plastic materials. Since the fruit bodies are usually formed at the same time as the mycelium, a determination according to this is possible.
The fruiting bodies are brown in color and usually cover the wood surface with flat tubular layers, which can be one or more layers. Occasionally, console-shaped fruit bodies are also formed.
- Harald Martenstein reports in Zeitmagazin No. 18, April 23, 2020 on page 6 about his experience with the Hausporling.
- Tobias Huckfeldt, Olaf Schmidt: House rot and timber fungi. Verlag Rudolf Müller, Cologne 2006, ISBN 3-481-02142-9 , 377 pp.