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Polyporus leptocephalus

Polyporus leptocephalus

Common Name: Light Cap Black-foot


Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Pore Color: Whitish


This polypore attached to a wood substrate with a stem that has a black base. Aside from that, look for the light brown, sometimes creamy colored cap.


Some authors synonymize Polyporus varius with this mushroom, but I tend to separate out the smaller version that often grows on twigs. It also usually has a slightly darker cap. Polyporus badius is also similar, but has deep red tones to the cap. Almost liver red.


Polyporus leptocephalus

Polyporus leptocephalus

8/25/12 - Racoon Lake SRA - Rockville, IN

Polyporus leptocephalus

7/8/11 - Marion, IN