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Albatrellus ovinus   (Sheep Polypore)
Family
Polyporaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 7-18 cm diameter, stem 3-7 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
Edibility

Description
From above, this creamy to pale gray-brown polypore looks like an agaric or a hedgehog mushrooom, but it has minute pores on the underside. It stains lemon or greenish yellow, particularly on the pores. 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 spruce on moss-covered soil.

Similar species Albatrellus confluens is more orange and does not stain yellow; it tastes bitter.

Albatrellus ovinus on the First Nature Web site.
Albatrellus ovinus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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