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Today's mushroom is Albatrellus confluens. The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: From above, this pale orange polypore looks like an agaric or a hedgehog mushrooom, but it has minute pores on the underside. The skin of the convex cap often cracks with age. It has a sturdy stem and very firm, mild to slightly bitter white flesh. Grows under conifers, mycorrhizal with conifers in a wide variety of ecosystems.
Similar species Albatrellus ovinus is more cream white and does stain yellow or greenish yellow, particularly on the pores.
Albatrellus confluens on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
Dimensions: Cap 7-18 cm diameter, stem 3-7 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
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