Observation 131512: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2013-04-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Hoof-shaped fungus with a shiny, black, cracked crust. sessile and perhaps imbicate growth. In face view it seems like three fungi are in a telescopic form and fused together. Margins are incurved, and the pores are minute and pinkish. Found on the cut end of a downed hemlock (Tsuga canadenssis). Thinking Fomitopsis pinicola but the pores are not cream colored. Flesh and pores turned black with KOH.

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Recognized by sight: for polypores of an unknown familial affinity, this name encompasses everything colloquially referred to as a polypore.

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