Postia fragilis (Fr.) Julich 1982 (2 Photos and Description)

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Postia fragilis

This polypore in the Fomitopsidaceae family is related to the Blue Cheese Polypore, Postia caesia. When young, the cap surface is finely ‘hairy’ or fluffy; the texture of the entire fruiting body is soft and tends to develop yellowing and rusty red staining with handling and age. Postia fragilis grows in tiers from well-rotted conifer wood.

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Postia fragilis