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Tyromyces chioneus

Common Name: White Cheese Polypore

Synonyms: Polyporus albellus

Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Pore Color: White

Comments: 

Upon touching this mushroom, the first thing you notice is that it is very soft and pliable. It almost has a wattery texture. It should also have a fragrant odor.

Lookalikes:  

T. fragilis occurs on conifers. T. lacteus lacks a fragrant odor. T. caesius has a grayish-blue cap surface and pore surface. 

Pictures:

Tyromyces chioneus

9/1/12 - Paynetown SRA - Bloomington, IN

Tyromyces chioneus

Tyromyces chioneus

 

5/29/12 - Winslow Woods - Bloomington, IN

Tyromyces chioneus

Tyromyces chioneus

9/27/11 - Morgan Monroe State Forest