Polyporus brumalis

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Polyporus brumalis

17 March 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Winter Polypore

Cap

Convex, then flattened, sometimes depressed, grey brown to reddish brown, to about 8 cm across

Pores

Whitish to pale ochre, angular, small, 2 to 3 per mm

Stem

Central, eccentric or lateral, yellow brown to tawny brown

Flesh

Whitish, tough

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Winter to spring

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (6-8) x (2-2.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Polyporus brumalis

27 March 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin