Golephyllum saepiarium

Golephyllum sepiarium

Rusty Gilled Polypore Fruiting Body Color: Dark brown with an orange to whitish margin while growing. Fruiting Body Size: to 4.75″(12cm). Fruiting Body Texture: Smooth or hairy. Underside: Ochre to brown with gill-like structures. Spore Print: White. Season: June to November. Habitat: Dead wood, mostly conifer. Range: Worldwide. Edibility: Inedible. Rusty Gilled Polypore is a Read More

Phaeolus schweinitzii

Phaeolus schweinitzii

Dyer’s Polypore Also known as velvet-top fungus, or dyer’s mazegill. Fruting Body Color: Orange or yellowish when young. Rusty brown center when mature. Fruiting Body Morphology: Fan-shaped or circular, layered. Covered in felty hairs. Soft and spongy. Fruiting Body Size: To 12″(30cm). Underside Color: Yellow to greenish yellow. Stem: To 2.33″(6cm) when present. Spore Print: Read More

Laetiporus sulphureus

Laetiporus sulphureus

Western Conifer Sulpher Shelf Also known as crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods. Fruiting Body Color: Striking golden-yellow to reddish-orange. Fruiting Body Size: To 10″(25cm). Underside: Sulfur-yellow pores. Spore Print: Yellow. Season: August to November. Habitat: Dead or living mature or over-mature trees. Often grows in clusters. Range: Europe and North America, though true Read More

Ganoderma applanatum

Ganoderma applanatum

Artist’s Conk Also known as artist’s bracket and bear bread. Fruiting Body Color: Gray to Brown. Fruiting Body Shape: Knobby when young, flat and shelf like when mature. Fruiting Body Texture: Cork-like and firm. Underside: White scratching brown, and this species gets its common name from discoloring instantly when scratched. Spore Print: Brown. Season: Year-round. Read More

Trametes versicolor

Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tail Also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor. Fruiting Body Color: Concentric bands of colors ranging from reddish rusty brown through gray and black, it can have zones with green algae growing on them, thus appearing green as well. Fruiting Body Size: To 4″(10cm). Fruiting Body Shape: Layered or rosette-like. Fruiting Body Texture: Read More

Fomitopsis pinicola

Fomitopsis pinicola

Red-belted Polypore Cap Color: Orange-yellow with a white margin, when young, later dark reddish to brown and then frequently with orange margin. Cap Size: To 30″(75cm). Cap Shape: Hoof-shaped or triangular. Flesh Texure: Hard and tough. Underside: Pale yellow to leather-brown pore surface. Spore Print: White to pale yellowish. Season: Perennial. Habitat: Living and dead Read More

Phellinus igniarius

Phellinus igniarius

False Tinder Polypore Also known as Willow Bracket and Fire Sponge. Cap Color: Brown to grayish black. Cap Shape: Hoof or disc -shaped. Cap Texture: Hairy or velvety when young, cracked and woody when mature. Cap Size: To 10″(25cm). Underside: Brown to rusty-brown pore surface. Spore Print: White. Season: Perennial. Habitat: Living and dead hardwood, Read More

Coltricia perennis

Coltricia perennis

Tiger’s Eye Cap Color: Concentric bands of of ochre, mid brown and red-brown, margin often paler than center. Cap Texture: Velvety, smoothing at maturity. Cap Shape: Slightly cupped or funnel-shaped, witha wavy irregular margin at maturity. Cap Size: To 4″(10cm). Flesh Texture: Thin and Tough. Underside: Brown pore surface. Stem Color: Dark brown. Stem Size: Read More

Polyporous badius

Polyporus badius

Black-Footed Polypore Cap Color: Variable; it is usually reddish brown, with a darker central area, but occasionally the cap is creamy whitish, with a reddish brown center Cap Size: To 8″(20cm) Cap Shape: Convex to shallowly depressed, sometimes knobbed. Cap Texture: Tough and thin, smooth and glossy when young, wrinkling with age. Stem: Blackish to Read More

Ganoderma lucidum

Ganoderma lucidum

Reishi Also known as lingzhi or ling chih, from its use in Chinese medicine. Cap Color: Red, yellow, and white when young, aging to brown or reddish-brown with lacquered looking surface. Cap Shape: Fan shaped at maturity, but high carbon dioxide levels produce long-antlered stems rather than the characteristic fan. Cap Size: To 12″(30cm). Stem: Read More