The fruiting body or pileus of Hexagonia tenuis is a thin. leathery bracket growing from the side, or adpressed to the underside, of dead branches. The upper surface is velvety with concentric zones in various shades of fawn or tan, sometimes becoming mauve towards the edge. Fruitbodies are extremely persistent.
The pore surface or hymenium is more or less flat, with large shallow pores. Grayish-white when young, darkening to fawn from the center Pores are usually hexagonal and honeycomb-like.
The stem or stipe, when present, is lateral and short, sometimes dilating at the origin into a disk.
according to Ryvarden L. 2015. Neotropical Polypores Part 2 – Polyporaceae: Abortiporus – Nigroporus. Synopsis Fungorum 34. Fungiflora, Oslo, Norway. & Karasinski,D. 2015.
Ryvarden cannot really be refuted when it comes to poylpores, particularly Neotropical ones, regardless of what IF or MB have to say.
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