Polyporus alveolaris

Common Name: Hexagonal-Pored Polypore

Synonyms: Polyporus mori, Favolus alveolaris, Honeycomb Polypore

Substrate: Wood - Usually sticks

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White


Starting in the spring with the morels, this mushroom can be found through the summer months and into the fall. It is usually found on sticks and can be spotted by its orangish color. This color can often fade to a tan color with age. The most significant distinguising feature, however, is the pore surface. The pores have a honeycomb look to them which is unique among other polypores. 




Polyporus alveolaris

Polyporus alveolaris

3/17/12 - Hoosier National Forest - Orange County, IN

Polyporus alveolaris

9/16/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN

Polyporus alveolaris

Polyporus alveolaris

5/22/10 - Griffy Woods - Bloomington, IN