Polyporus durus

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Polyporus durus

10 April 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Polyporus badius

Cap

Funnel shaped, upper surface smooth, grey brown then reddish brown, to about 20 cm across

Pores

Decurrent, circular, 4 to 7 per mm, whitish to cream

Stem

Whitish

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead and living wood from deciduous trees, often growing in clusters

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores elongated ellipsoidal, smooth (6-9) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with P. brumalis and P. leptocephalus. The species can be distinguished by its large size, and distinctive colouration.

Additional Photographs

Polyporus durus

10 April 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin