Observation 5139: Polyporus alveolaris (DC.) Bondartsev & Singer
When: 2007-11-21
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: shelf fungus, in small groups (not clustered) on dry dead oak limbs (10-20mm diameter)
ST: v stubby, lateral, 5mm thick, tough, texture and color of cap
CAP: to 40×25mm, broadly convex, light golden/reddish-rusty brown (darker and more colorful when young), weakly scurfy esp at margin, strongly curled under when young
FLESH: tough, white, to 3-4mm thick in center but mostly 1mm or less
PORE: angular, v pale yellowish brownish, up to 3×1mm but significantly smaller near margin, 4mm deep
SPORE: print white
Closest I can come in Demystified is Polyporus mori, but mine have little or no stem. A strikingly beautiful fungus, I’d’ve thought it’d be in there.

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