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Polyporus


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(family Polyporaceae)

A genus of fungi in which the fruit body is typically stipitate, the stipe being central, eccentric, or lateral. The context is white or pale-coloured. The spores are smooth and elongated. Species are found on wood; some are parasitic on trees, causing a white rot. See also dryad's saddle.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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