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Albatrellus confluens
Family
Polyporaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 7-18 cm diameter, stem 3-7 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
From above, this pale orange polypore looks like an agaric or a hedgehog mushroom, 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.




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