Inonotus glomeratus  (1 Photo and Description)

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Inonotus glomeratus is a parasitic canker rot of sugar maples. It is also found on red maple and beech. It produces a sterile black, cracked and crusty growth that is more elongate than Inonotus obliquuis. Canker rots enter wounded trees and only produce fruiting bodies after the tree has died.