Found growing out of dead conifer wood covered with moss.
fallen on ground near sugar maple
Common names: Dryad's saddle; Pheasant's-back polypore.
7 cm de alto.
Habitat: Dense stand of second growth PSME. 65-75% canopy cover. Large old growth TSHE stumps present. ACCI dominant shrub/scrub with minimal ground cover present.
Growth Habit: Solitary to scattered. Saprophytic clustered trooping linear along small dia. littered branches.
Substrate: Early decay class conifer twigs/ small dia. branches. At least one specimen found on live A CCI stem.
General characteristics: Cap slightly moist in appearance but dry to touch. Dark brown center concentric to mahogany to light rust at margin. Pores cream to rust extending down stipe slightly past apex. Stem dark chocolate brown to slightly bulbous base at point of attachment.
Spring Bioblitz 2013
Large fungus that grows on the ground near rotting wood. The cap is light brown and suedelike. It is fleshy, and the pores are white. The base of the stem is black, and has an extension resembling a root. This specimen was very wavy, probably because it was growing in a tight spot between the roots of a tree, with a dead log nearly on top of it.
Polyporus is a genus of fungi in the Polyporaceae family. It is a genus used for the production of single cell proteins, sources of mixed protein extracted from pure or mixed cultures of algae, yeasts, fungi or bacteria (grown on agricultural wastes) used as a substitute for protein-rich foods, in human and animal feeds.