Sunday, November 1, 2009

Polypores- Phellinus sp

Scientific Name: Phellinus spp.

Group: Polypores-this group all fungi whose spore bearing surfaces consist of tubes, the mouths of which appear as pores. A few polypores have gill-like plates but these differ from the gills of the agarics by their woody or leathery consistency.

Characteristic: Form a hard corky, spreading crust is dull rusty brown in color. Pores rounded.

Habitat/Substrate: Dead branches

Photo by: Johari Jalinas

ID by: Johari Jalinas

Location: Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.



1) Booth Courtenay, Harold H. Burdsall, Jr. 1982. A Field Guide to Mushrooms and Their Relatives.

2) Gerrit J. Keizer. 2007. The Complete Encylopedia of Mushrooms. Rebo Publsihers.

3) Ronald Rayner. 1979. Mushrooms and Toadstools- 37 species identified with 220 colour photographs. The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited 1979.

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