Bjerkandera adusta

Bjerkandera adusta (Willd.) P.Karst. is a shelfed polypore mushroom that has a velvety, snow-white cap surface when young, becoming smooth and off-white as it ages. It is commonly called the “smoky polypore” because of the dark grey pore surface, though it also has distinct brown regions on the pore surface too. The spore print is white, containing tiny, hyaline, oval-shaped spores

(A) Young B. adusta with (B) velvety, snow-white cap surface. (C) Mature B. adusta with (D) off-white cap surface

Young B. adusta with grey pore surface, bruising brown (left). Mature B. adusta with grey and brown pore surface.

Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Meruliaceae
GenusBjerkandera
Species: adusta

References:
Kuo, M. (2010, February). Bjerkandera adusta. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/bjerkandera_adusta.html

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