Rooting Polypore Polyporus radicatus Schweinitz    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Polyporus   

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on decaying hardwoods or buried wood.

Description:

Top: Yellowish to reddish-brown, surface velvety / finely scaly (sometimes finely roughened), dry; circular, convex to slightly depressed; margin incurved when young, uplifted and wavy in age; white flesh fibrous and tough. Pores: White to light yellow, angular. Stalk: Light to yellowish-brown, scurfy, central, enlarged downward; tapers down to a black underground root. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 7 records in the project database.

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Rooting Polypore (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Rooting Polypore (young pore) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Rooting Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). Image shows fruiting body removed from substrate showing top, unusually stout stalk, and portion of black root. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Rooting Polypore specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). Ellipsoid/semifusiform, smooth, hyaline; measured 8.3-10.2 x 3.5-4.2 microns. In the literature, spores of this species are shown as 11-14 x 6-7 microns, while this one and specimens in other collections are smaller (vide MushroomExpert.com). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Rooting Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Rooting Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Rooting Polypore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/24/2020). (c) jjturpin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jjturpin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores of Rooting Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (10/8/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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