Comprehensive Description

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Polyporus admirabilis Peck, Bull. Torrey Club 26 : 69. 1899
Pilei tufted, more or less imbricate, united near the base, very large, 30 cm. or more in diameter, centrally depressed or subinfundibuliform, the individual pilei 10-15 cm. broad, 1-3 cm. thick ; surface white and finely pseudosquamose when young, sometimes cracking, at length smooth and glabrous and slightly tinged with yellow ; margin entire, rather thick, incurved : context fleshy-tough to rigid and friable, homogeneous, white to yellowish-discolored, 1-2.5 cm. thick; tubes slender, 3-7 mm. long, white to yellowish, fulvous with extreme age, mouths nearly circular, 3-4 to a mm., edges thin, dentate: spores globose, somewhat flattened, smooth, hyaline, 5-6 fj: stipe short, thick, smooth, glabrous, white, not blackening, often obsolete, 1-2 cm. long, 3 cm. thick.
Type locality : Riverside, Maine. Habitat : Decayed trunks of apple trees. Distribution : Maine and Connecticut.
bibliographic citation
William Alphonso MurrilI, Gertrude Simmons BurIingham, Leigh H Pennington, John Hendly Barnhart. 1907-1916. (AGARICALES); POLYPORACEAE-AGARICACEAE. North American flora. vol 9. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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