Polyporus mori    Fr. 

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

synonyms: Favolus europaeus, Polyporus alveolarius 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Neofavolus alveolaris)  

edibility : inedible

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

The cap is bright orange-yellow to reddish ochre, round or oval, more or less depressed at its centre but often so when mature. The cap surface is slightly downy, soon disruptiing into dark adpressed scales. The cap margin is inrolled a long time, then often wavy and slightly fringed.

The stem is white to cream, often off-centre, cylindrical and full.

The flesh is cream, quite soft to fleshy, thin in cap; its taste is mild; the odour is faint;

The tubes are cream-white then pale yellow, short (5mm).

The pores are cream to pale yellow, short (5mm). The spore print is white.

It grows on dead deciduous wood, preferably on ash, also on walnut.

The fruiting period takes place from April to May.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 2 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 3 and 10 mm)

Distinctive features : yellow brown cap, with darker scales on the surface; white stem, off-centre, more or less equal; white to cream pores, angular and decurrent, very stretched especially towards stem (up to 5mm long for 1-2mm wide); very faint odour; on dead branches of ash trees

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

page updated on 14/01/18