Observation 91265: Polyporus alveolaris (DC.) Bondartsev & Singer

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makes sense
By: Amy Earl (amye)
2012-03-31 12:31:19 PDT (-0700)

Thanks. I’m pretty familiar with P. alveolaris and it does have a distinct pattern to the pores. I just haven’t seen P. squamosus yet to compare.

Polyporus squamosus is way bigger,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-31 02:17:04 PDT (-0700)

lacks the pinkish-orange tones in the cap, has much more prominent scales, the pores are different (the ones in alveolaris remind of a honeycomb, hence the scientific name) and the smell is not that much but it is also different.

This looks a bit like
By: Amy Earl (amye)
2012-03-30 20:47:46 PDT (-0700)

Polyporus squamosus. It occurred to me that these two species look similar. How do you tell the difference? Are the pores smaller on P. squamosus?

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