Spring Polypore Polyporus arcularius (Batsch) Fries  

Status:

Fruiting bodies: Dark to golden-brown; dry scaly surface; circular convex to funnel-shaped; incurved margin with conspicuous hairs. Pores: White/pale yellow; elongated to hexagonal pores, somewhat decurrent. Stalk: Shades of brown; scaly to smooth; central (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Habitat: Solitary/groups on decaying hardwoods or buried wood.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Spring Polypore in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/6/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The underside of a Spring Polypore in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/6/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Spring Polypore (mature caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/27/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spring Polypore in Howard Co., Maryland (4/27/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spring Polypore (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/4/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Spring Polypore specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (5/4/2010). Cylindrical, smooth, hyaline; measured 6.9-7.0 X 2.6-2.9 microns. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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