Veiled Polypore Cryptoporus volvatus (Peck) Shear    Synonyms: Polyporus volvatus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Cryptoporus   

Status:

Found on living or recently dead coniferous trunks and stumps.

Description:

Body tan, stalkless, globular, or hoof-shaped. Pores covered with thick veil becoming exposed only at maturity.

Relationships:

Affiliated with conifers. Breakdown of the veil is assisted by a variety of small insects and other arthropods which bore through the veil and allow the dissemination of the spores (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 38 records in the project database.

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Veiled Polypore in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/21/2016). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (4/18/2009). The two fruiting bodies show complete veils covering pores. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (4/18/2009). Note small hole in the veil of the upper fruiting body. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypores in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (5/9/2009). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2009). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/24/2019). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (4/18/2009). This mature fruiting body was removed from the tree and placed with ventral side up. The hole seen here allowed the spores to escape. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores from Veiled Polypore collected in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2016). Oval, smooth, hyaline; measured 10.1-11.6 X 5.8-6.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Veiled Polypore in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/18/2020). (c) prettycoolman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by prettycoolman via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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