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Polyporus radicatus

Common Name: Rooting Polypore

Synonyms: None

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Comments: 

Some people who find this mushroom mistake it for a Bolete. It has a central stem, with pores, and grows from the ground. The tough flesh of this mushroom should lead one away from that genus, however. The cap is often a very nice orange color, with the stem retaining many of those shades. The key feature for this mushroom is a root that can go quite deep in the ground. The base and root are black.

Lookalikes: 

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Pictures:

Polyporus radicatus

Polyporus radicatus

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

Polyporus radicatus

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN

Polyporus radicatus

8/22/12 - Summit Lake State Park - New Castle, IN

Polyporus radicatus

10/3/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN

Polyporus radicatus

8/28/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN