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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Fomitopsidaceae: Pycnoporellus alboluteus (Ellis & Everh.) Kotl. & Pouzar

Pycnoporellus alboluteus

Synonyms: Aurantiporellus alboluteus, Aurantiporus alboluteus, Fomes alboluteus, Hapalopilus alboluteus, Irpex woroninii, Phaeolus alboluteus, Polyporus alboluteus, Scindalma alboluteum.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pycnoporellus alboluteus, commonly known as the orange sponge polypore, is a species of polypore fungus in the family Fomitopsidaceae. Distributed throughout the boreal conifer zone, the fungus is found in mountainous regions of western North America, and in Europe. It causes a brown cubical rot of conifer wood, especially spruce, but also fir and poplar. The soft, spongy orange fruit bodies grow spread out on the surface of fallen logs. Mature specimens have tooth-like or jagged pore edges. A snowbank mushroom, P. alboluteus can often be found growing on logs or stumps protruding through melting snow. Although the edibility of the fungus and its usage for human culinary purposes are unknown, several species of beetles use the fungus as a food source.

Finnish: Röyhelökääpä, Silesian: Storporig brandticka.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Porous mushrooms <B>Pycnoporellus alboluteus</B>(?) on a fallen pine on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-23.htm">September 23, 2018</A>
LinkPorous mushrooms Pycnoporellus alboluteus(?) on a fallen pine on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Richards, TX 77873, USA


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