Observation 209546: Polyporus umbellatus Pers. ex Fr.

When: 2015-06-26

Collection location: Losiny Ostrov National Park, Moscow, Russia [Click for map]

55.8448° 37.7471° 235m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Grifola frondosa, Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales.
(Hen of the Woods, Грифола курчавая)

Large (40-80cm) clustered mass of brownish-gray or yellowish-brown funnel-shaped and spoon-shaped caps with whitish branched stalks.

Cap: 4-10cm wide and often overlapped, gentle funnel-shaped (hole closed with stalk), minor fan-shaped and spoon-shaped, radial grooved with wavy margin; light-gray, pinkish-white, brownish-gray, grayish-brown or dull yellowish-brown, smooth, dry. Flesh is 3-5mm thick; white.
Tubes: 1.5-2.5mm long, descending stalk. Pores (2-4 per mm) angular and rounded, white up to yellowish-white.
Stalk: 2-15cm long and many-branched, 0.8-2cm thick, smooth and fibrous; white, sometimes brownish-white.
Habitat: rather rare kind, crowded clusters at the old partially rotten deciduous stumps or trunks.
Edibility: tasty.
Season: June-August.

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Central Stalks
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2015-07-12 00:47:12 CEST (+0200)

It has central Stalks

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