Polyporus ciliatus    Fr. 

common name(s) : Fringed Polypore 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Polyporales/Polyporaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Aphyllophoromycetideae  

synonyms: Polyporus lepideus 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lentinus substrictus, Polyporus vernalis, Polyporus ciliatus-lepideus)  

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Polyporus ciliatus
photo gallery of  Polyporus ciliatus potential confusions with  Polyporus ciliatus toxicity of Polyporus ciliatus genus Polyporus  

The cap is ochre-brown to grey-brown, sometimes quite pale, tough or rubbery, circular-convex then quickly flat, finally slightly depressed and possibly umbonate. The cap surface is downy to felty-scaly, sometimes arranged in concentric bands. The cap margin is inrolled then fringed and finally wavy with age.

The flesh is white, elastic or tough; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant;

The tubes are whitish to cream or tawny, slightly decurrent, very short (0,5 to 2mm).

The pores are very small (5 to 6 per mm), white to ochre, round. The spore print is white.

It grows in broad-leaved woods, on stumps or dead branches (rare on conifers).

The fruiting period takes place from April to September.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 1 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3 cm (between 2 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 2 and 12 mm)
  spores : 5-7,5 x 1,5-2,5 microns, subcylindrical to incurved

Distinctive features : rubbery to tough; cap slightly hairy at the margin; spring species; very small white pores

Polyporus ciliatus is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Polyporus ciliatus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Polyporus ciliatus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18