White Cheese Polypore Tyromyces chioneus (Fries) P. Karsten    Synonyms: Polyporus albellus, Polyporus chioneus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Tyromyces   

Status:

Found scattered on decaying hardwoods.

Description:

Fruiting body: White; semicircular, soft, lumpy; finely hairy (smooth in age); does not bruise; fragrant. Flesh White, thick, and soft. Pores: Very small. No stalk. When fresh, liquid can be squeezed from the spongy fruiting body. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 26 records in the project database.

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White Cheese Polypore (side view showing attachment) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore (top of fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore (pores) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/9/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/29/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/29/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2020). (c) Tony Futcher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tony Futcher via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2020). (c) Tony Futcher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tony Futcher via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

White Cheese Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (6/30/2020). (c) johncanoles, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by johncanoles via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores of White Cheese Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a White Cheese Polypore specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2019). Cylindrical/slightly curved, smooth, hyaline; measured 3.9-4.7 X 1.4-1.9 microns.rn Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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