HAIRY PANUS

Panus rudis
POLYPORE FAMILY (Polyporaceae)

Description
This mushroom has a tough densely hairy, tan, pink or red brown cap and off-center short stublike stem (Photos A and B). The short stem is not visible in the photos. The cap is 1-3 inches wide. It is fan or kidney shaped with a margin that is incurved or lobed. The cap is dry, velvety and hairy. It has gills that are close and narrow and of a white to tan color and seem to run down the stem. The flesh is very tough.

Occurrence
It is rare in the upland woods of Fonetenelle Forest. It is found in clusters on deciduous wood from May to November.

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