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Oxyporus populinus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Pappelporling, Poplar Bracket
Oxyporus populinus Mushroom
Ref No: 9305
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Oxyporus populinus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9306
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Oxyporus populinus3 Mushroom
Ref No: 9307
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Oxyporus populinus (Schum. ex Fr.) Donk syn. Fomes populinus (Schum. ex Fr.) Karst. syn. Fomes connatus (Weinm.) Gill. Pappelporling Poplar Bracket. Bracket 36cm across, 23cm wide, 14cm thick, in tiers; upper surface uneven, whitish grey to pale grey-buff often with an ochraceous tint, frequently green tinged due to being overgrown by algae or moss. Flesh white. Smell slightly fungusy. Tubes 24mm long in each layer, whitish at first then straw-yellow. Pores 47 per mm, circular or slightly angular, whitish. Cystidia in tubes thin-walled, hyaline, clavate or fusoid with encrusted apex. Spores white, subglobose, 3.54.5 x 34um. Hyphal structure monomitic; generative hyphae without clamp-connections. Habitat on trunks of deciduous trees. Season all year. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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