Fomitiporia punctata


Common Names: White rot fungus
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Fomitiporia


Syn. Phellinus punctatus. A rot-fungus affecting many commercial orchards. Basidiocarps resupinate, perennial. Pores round, 6 to 8 mm; pore surface light brown, yellowish brown to dark brown glancing, marginal sterile zone membranous or indistinct, yellowish brown. Tubes fibrous-corky to woody, stratified or not, up to 5 mm deep in each layer. Subiculum thin, without a crust. Hyphal system dimitic. Trama hyphae subregular to interwoven, non-agglutinated.

Edible Notes: Not edible.
Warnings: A known pathogen on trees, it is not dangerous to humans but is dangerous to commercial growing operations.
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