Woolly Velvet Polypore Onnia tomentosa (Fries) P. A. Karsten    Synonyms: Inonotus tomentosus, Polyporus tomentosus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Hymenochaetales   >   Family Hymenochaetaceae   >   Genus Onnia   


Found solitary or in groups fused together; on ground or decaying wood under conifers.


Fruiting body: Tan, rusty-brown; dry, velvety/matted hairs, coarsely wrinkled, uneven or smooth; exudes yellow liquid when fresh; circular/fan-shaped; margin blunt (wavy or irregular in age); flesh yellowish to rusty-brown, fibrous, tough. Pores: Buff to grayish-brown (in age). Stalk: Ochraceous to dark brown; central/off center/lateral, cylindrical/irregular, velvety (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 15 records in the project database.

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A Woolly Velvet Polypore (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/4/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Woolly Velvet Polypore (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Woolly Velvet Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2008). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

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