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Milk-white Toothed Polypore

The old railway line is a great place to walk this time of year, to discover fungi, lichen and mosses you might never have seen before. Named for its whitish colour and (look really close) its tooth-like pore surface, as it ages it become a dingy yellow colour. Milk-white toothed polypores have a wide distribution across the temperate world, and spreads across the sides and bottoms of fallen wood, and fulfils an important ecological role of breaking down dead wood. It is one of the most common wood-rotting fungi in North America. Due to the variability and abundance of the species it has been described as a new species to science numerous times. It is inedible.

By River Six Photo by River


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