Cerioporus leptocephalus

Common Names: Blackfoot polypore, elegant polypore
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Polypores

Syn. Polyporus leptocephalus, Polyporus elegans, Polyporus varius. Formerly placed in the genus Polyporus, this species was moved into Cerioporus in 2016. The cap is convex when young, and soon flattens out into a mostly irregular shape. It is red-brown when young, yellowish grey when old and usually about 2 to 5 cm in diameter. the pores are white, turning slightly brown when bruised, and the spores are white. The stem is light yellowish brown often with a black base.

Typically fruiting on smaller hardwood sticks and decaying branches. It usually grows on the branches of broad leaves trees. Typically found in summer and fall.

Edible Notes: Not edible. Tough, leathery.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.