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Polyporus ciliatus   (Fringed Polypore)
Europe, North America and Asia
Cap 2-12 cm diameter, stem 2-4 cm tall * 0.2-0.7 cm thick
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Polyporus ciliatus, also known as Fringed Polypore, is a polypore that grows on fallen branches of deciduous trees annually in spring and early summer.

Cap upper surface greyish brown or yellowish-brown, convex at first, flattening with a depressed (umbilicate) centre. Particularly towards the margin, the cap surface is usually covered in tiny bristly hairs. The flesh is white and leathery. Stem variable in colour, often pale yellowish brown or tawny-buff, more or less equal, typically curved and sometimes thickened at the base. Pores whitish cream to buff, circular, elongating with age. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are subcylindrical, often slightly allantoid, smooth, measuring 5-6 x 1.5-2.5┬Ám, and are inamyloid.

Polyporus ciliatus on the web site.

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