Name: Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Fr.) Bondartsev & Singer
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Bondarzewia berkeleyi

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Fr.) Bondartsev & Singer

Citation: Annls mycol. 39(1): 47 (1941)

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Bondarzewia berkeleyi is a large, centrally stalked poroid mushroom. Commonly known as Berkeley’s polypore, this species usually has multiple fleshy caps that form overlapping clusters and attach to a single stalk. Individual caps are generally convex and bear a decurrent poroid surface. At maturity, the fruiting body can reach 80 cm across (Kuo 2004). This mushroom is annual, arises from a sclerotium, and can be found June-October.

Although outward appearance may lead one to classify it with the polypores, recent molecular evidence places Bondarzewia in the Russulales with the genus Russula!

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That is a very light one! (the albino berkley)
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-09-26 15:21:20 CDT (-0400)
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