Polyporales is an order of basidiomycotic fungi. Many of the members are bracket fungi, and the order includes the genera Polyporus, Pleurotus and others.
Albatrellus peckianus
Photograph of this species found here in the oak forests of Central America.
Albatrellus pescaprae
Photograph and information on this distinctive species with hexagonal pores.
Antrodia albida
Two photographs of this strange fungus.
Antrodia xantha
Several photographs of this species growing on a rotten beech log, including microscopic images of basidia, hyphae and spores.
Antrodiella semisupiforme
This species photographed in Puerto Rico.
Antrodiella zonata
Several photographs of this species, also known as Irpex brevis.
Bridgeoporus nobilissimus
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.
Chondrostereum purpureum
Information from Wikipedia on this fungus, its characteristics and use as a biological control agent.
Climacodon septentrionale
Several photographs of the Northern Tooth Fungus.
Climacodon septentrionale
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.
Fomitopsis pinicola
Photograph and description of this species.
Photographs of Ganoderma carnosum and Ganoderma lucidum.
Ganoderma applanatum
Photograph of an old specimen of this bracket fungus and what was found when it was turned over.
Ganoderma applanatum
Article by Tom Volk on this perennial shelf fungus, information on Polypores in general, and a photograph of another species, Ganoderma lucidum.
Ganoderma applanatum
Student project on the artist's conk including classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
Ganoderma applanatum
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.
Gloeophyllum trabeum
Two photographs of this fungus on a dead log, and photographs of its typical habitat.
Grifola frondosa
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.
Hydnellum aurantium
Photographs of this species and its spores.
Hydnellum caeruleum
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.
Hyphodontia arguta
Photographs of this species and its typical habitat.
Irpex lacteus
Photograph of this species.
Phanerochaete chrysosporium
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.
Polyporus sp.
Microscopic image.
Many photographs of this bracket fungus including magnified images of the pores, chlamydospores and spores.
Radulomyces confluens
Several photographs of this resupinate fungus.
Photographs of Hyphodontia arguta, Hyphodontia sambuci and Schizopora paradoxa.
Sistotrema confluens
Tom Volk provides photographs and information on this odd tooth fungus in honor of the tercentenary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus.
Sistotrema confluens
Photograph and information on this polypore from the paramo of Costa Rica.
Sparassis crispa
Tom Volk provides photographs and information on the cauliflower or noodle mushroom.
Sparassis crispa
Several photographs of this fungus, commonly known as the Wood Cauliflower.
Steccherinum ochraceum
Photograph of this species.
Terana caerulea
Several photographs of this blue species.
Trametes versicolor
Several photographs of this multicolored bracket fungus.
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June 12, 2016 at 11:35:06 UTC
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