Fungi in the Fistulinaceae family superficiously appear to have pores and so have often been classified as polypores. They do have tubes, however, they are not connected with each other as they are in polypores. The tubes in which spores are produced are not unlike a group of straws connected to the underside of the cap flesh.

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