Polyporus arcularius

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Polyporus arcularius (Batsch) Fr. syn. Polyporus alveolaris (Bosc) Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–9cm across, semicircular to ovate; pallid reddish-yellow; scaly at first. Stem short (about 10mm long) or absent, lateral; white or dull creamy. Flesh white. Tubes up to 5mm deep; whitish-tan. Pores 0.5–3mm across, hexagonal; white or dull creamy; decurrent. Spores 9–11×3–3.5¼, cylindrical, smooth. Spore print white. Habitat on dead wood of deciduous trees; late spring to summer, sometimes later. Not recorded for Britain. Edible but tough.