Poliporus tuberaster Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales. (Трутовик клубненосный).

Cap: 5-12cm slightly depressed or gentle sunken, sometimes edges curved down; almost smooth or fine rough with tiny brown indistinct scales; surface color from yellowish-white up to brownish-white or dull brownish-yellow, sometimes with central orange-brown spot. Flesh is whitish and somewhat elastic, but not stiff.
Tubes look as big pores: descending stalk, polygonal about 1-3mm, mainly hexagonal minor up to triangular, and color from white up to dull cream;
Stalk: 3-7cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm thick, uneven, curved, stiff, whitish with dark brown rotten remnants of vegetation with soil, sometimes inter grow with decay wood.
Habitat: single minor small groups scattered in old well-shadowed maple and white poplar forest. It grows at buried rotten wood or roots, minor on old partially rotten stumps or trunks.
Edibility: edible when young and soft.
Season: July-August.


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