Polyporales is an order of basidiomycotic fungi. Many of the members are bracket fungi, and the order includes the genera Polyporus, Pleurotus and others.
Photograph of this species found here in the oak forests of Central America.
Photograph and information on this distinctive species with hexagonal pores.
Two photographs of this strange fungus.
Several photographs of this species growing on a rotten beech log, including microscopic images of basidia, hyphae and spores.
This species photographed in Puerto Rico.
Several photographs of this species, also known as Irpex brevis.
Photographs and a great deal of information on this species which is believed to produce the largest fruiting bodies of any fungus.
Chicken of the Woods
Student project on the fungus, Laetiporus sulphureus, including classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
Information from Wikipedia on this fungus, its characteristics and use as a biological control agent.
Several photographs of the Northern Tooth Fungus.
Article by Tom Volk on the Northern Tooth Fungus which is a parasite of trees, usually maples, and of how one specimen went travelling in the U.S.
Photograph and description of this species.
Photographs of Ganoderma carnosum and Ganoderma lucidum.
Photograph of an old specimen of this bracket fungus and what was found when it was turned over.
Article by Tom Volk on this perennial shelf fungus, information on Polypores in general, and a photograph of another species, Ganoderma lucidum.
Student project on the artist's conk including classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
Photograph of fruiting bodies of this fungus showing the dusting of basidiospores on surrounding foliage.
Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi or Ling Zhi
This species is used in oriental medicine and can be cultured on logs. Article with photographs by Tom Volk.
Two photographs of this fungus on a dead log, and photographs of its typical habitat.
Several photographs of this bracket fungus, commonly known as Hen of the Woods, including enlarged images.
Grifola frondosa, the Hen of the Woods
Photographs and article by Tom Volk on this edible fungus which is known as maitake in Japan where it is cultivated on artificial logs composed of sawdust.
Photographs of this species and its spores.
An article by Sean Westmoreland and Tom Volk on this strange species with indeterminate fruiting bodies.
Hydnellum peckii: Bleeding Tooth Fungus
Description of this species, and photograph of it exuding droplets of red fluid.
Photographs of this species and its typical habitat.
Photograph of this species.
Tom Volk and his colleagues discovered that this crust fungus can degrade phenolic resin plastics which are used in laminating formica and which were previously thought to be non-biodegradable.
Phlebia coccineofulva, Hyphoderma puberum and Pulcherricium caeruleum
Illustrated article by Tom Volk on these three crust fungi, often found on the underside of decaying logs in the forest.
Dr Josef Vlasak displays the extensive collection of these fungi he has built, gathered from the Czech and Slovak Republics and the USA.
Many photographs of this bracket fungus including magnified images of the pores, chlamydospores and spores.
Several photographs of this resupinate fungus.
Photographs of Hyphodontia arguta, Hyphodontia sambuci and Schizopora paradoxa.
Tom Volk provides photographs and information on this odd tooth fungus in honor of the tercentenary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus.
Photograph and information on this polypore from the paramo of Costa Rica.
Tom Volk provides photographs and information on the cauliflower or noodle mushroom.
Several photographs of this fungus, commonly known as the Wood Cauliflower.
Photograph of this species.
Several photographs of this blue species.
Several photographs of this multicolored bracket fungus.
Last update:June 12, 2016 at 11:35:06 UTC