Microporus xanthopus

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Name and publication()

Microporus xanthopus (Fr.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 3(3): 497 (1898).

Description()

Sold as “morning glories” or “golden pods” in the potpourri trade, this umbrella-shaped polypore is usually bleached. The widely flaring fruiting bodies are zoned on the inner surface, while the outer, fertile surface is covered with minute pores, 3-10 cm in diameter on a 5-15 mm stalk.

Nativity and distribution()

Microporus xanthopus is native to Australasia.

Family()

Polyporaceae

Synonymy()

Polyporus xanthopus Fr.