Polyporus tuberaster

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Polyporus tuberaster

31 August 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Polyporus lentus

Cap

Convex then flattened, sometimes depressed, with coarse dark scales, yellow brown to cinnamon brown, to about 10 cm across

Pores

Whitish to cream, large, angular, decurrent

Stem

Whitish, lateral, eccentric or central

Flesh

White, elastic

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to early autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead branches of deciduous trees, favouring hazel and beech

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (12-16) x (4-6) µm2