Content tagged with "polypore"

Artist Conk

Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side
Ganoderma applanatum
The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. More

Beefsteak Polypore

Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base
Fistulina hepatica
The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps. More

Berkeley’s Polypore

Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.
This fresh Berkeley’s polypore is young enough to be harvested. When mature, Berkeley’s polypores become too tough to eat. Many mushrooms change appearance dramatically as they mature, making it important to collect them more than once to get an accurate identification. More

Berkeley’s Polypore

Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.
Bondarzewia berkeleyi
Berkeley’s polypore grows in rosettes or clusters of fleshy, cream-colored caps, with whitish pores that descend the stalk. Look for them on the ground near the bases of trees. More

Black-Footed Polypore

Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.
Polyporus badius
The black-footed polypore has a smooth, wavy brown cap with whitish or tannish pores on the underside and a black, smooth, off-center stalk. It grows singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood and stumps of deciduous trees. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Mature)

Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.
The black-footed polypore grows on logs and dead trees. The cap can be up to eight inches across. This species can overwinter and look quite different from fresh, young specimens. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Older Specimens)

Photo of black-footed polypore mushrooms, older specimens, growing on a log.
The black-footed polypore grows on wood. When mature, it has a wavy, reddish-brown cap that is darker towards the stem; the texture is dry, smooth, tough, and leathery. The stalk is black, smooth, and off-center. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Top)

Photo of top of black-footed polypore mushroom showing smooth fan-shaped cap
The black-footed polypore grows on wood. It has a wavy cap that is reddish to brownish, becoming darker with age; the texture is dry, smooth, tough, and leathery. The stalk is black, smooth, and off-center. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Young Specimens)

Photo of black-footed polypore mushrooms, young specimens, with pore surface.
Young black-footed polypores look surprisingly different from mature ones. As you’re learning about mushrooms, collect what you think are the same species more than once to get an accurate identification. More

Black-Staining Polypore

Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps
Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
The black-staining polypore grows in large, circular clusters of many fleshy, grayish yellow, fan-shaped caps, which bruise black when cut or touched. It grows on the ground around deciduous trees, especially oaks. More