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Milk-white Toothed Polypore

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Meruliaceae: Irpex lacteus (Fr.) Fr.

Irpex lacteus – Milk-white Toothed Polypore

Synonyms: Boletus cinerascens, Boletus tulipiferae, Boletus tupiliferae, Coriolus canescens, Coriolus lacteus, Coriolus tulipiferae, Daedalea diabolica, Hirschioporus lacteus, Hydnum lacteum, Irpex bresadolae, Irpex canescens, Irpex cinerascens, Irpex diabolicus, Irpex hirsutus, Irpex pallescens, Irpex sinuosus, Irpex tulipiferae, Irpiciporus lacteus, Irpiciporus tulipiferae, Microporus chartaceus, Microporus cinerascens, Microporus cinerescens, Polyporus chartaceus, Polyporus cinerascens, Polyporus corticola, Polyporus tulipiferae, Polyporus tulipiferus, Polystictus bresadolae, Polystictus chartaceus, Polystictus cinerascens, Polystictus cinerescens, Polystictus tulipiferae, Poria cincinnati, Poria tulipiferae, Sistotrema lacteum, Steccherinum lacteum, Trametes lactea, Xylodon bresadolae, Xylodon canescens, Xylodon hirsutus, Xylodon lacteus, Xylodon pallescens, Xylodon sinuosus.

Common name: Milk-white Toothed Polypore.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Irpex lacteus is a common crust fungus distributed throughout temperate areas of the world. It is the type of the genus Irpex. Irpex lacteus is considered a polypore, but depending on growth conditions it can also produce a hydnoid hymenophore. Due to this variability and abundance of the species it has been described as a new species to science numerous times and subsequently has an extensive synonymy. The complete genome sequence of Irpex lacteus was reported in 2017.

Hungarian: Fehérbélű egyrétűtapló, Russian: Ирпекс молочно-белый, Swedish: Vittagging.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Mushrooms <B>Irpex lacteus</B> on a dry trunk of yaupon(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-01-06.htm">January 6, 2019</A>
LinkMushrooms Irpex lacteus on a dry trunk of yaupon(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 6, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Polypore mushroom <B>Irpex lacteus</B> on a dry branch of yaupon in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-01-18.htm">January 18, 2019</A>
LinkPolypore mushroom Irpex lacteus on a dry branch of yaupon in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 18, 2019

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