Polyporus ciliatus

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Polyporus ciliatus

12 April 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, surface felty, scaly, margin decorated with hairs and appearing toothed, grey brown to yellow brown, to about 10 cm across

Pores

Very fine and barely visible to the naked eye, 4 to 6 per mm, whitish

Stem

Short, central, scaly, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Tough, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring and summer

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped, smooth (5-6) x (1.5-2) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with P. brumalis.

Additional Photographs

Polyporus ciliatus

12 April 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Polyporus ciliatus

12 April 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin