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Polyporus arcularius

Polyporus arcularius

Common Name: Light Cap Black-foot


Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Pore Color: Whitish


This polypore attached to a wood substrate. It has a scaly, circular, cap, and can often become a darker brown than in the picture. The outer margin of the cap is usually lined with fine hairs.


Polyporus brumalis has a darker cap. Polyporus alveolaris has orange tones to the cap. Polyporus leptocephalus lacks scales on the surface of the cap and has a black stem base. Polyporus varius and P. badius also have a black stem.


Polyporus arcularius

Polyporus arcularius

8/25/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN