Picipes melanopus is a species of mushroom in the family Polyporaceae. It can be found growing on dead wood, or from a submerged sclerotium, from spring through fall.[1]

Picipes melanopus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Picipes
P. melanopus
Binomial name
Picipes melanopus
(Pers.) Zmitr. & Kovalenko (2016)
  • Polyporus melanopus (Pers.) Fr. 1821

Description edit

Picipes melanopus has a brown velvety cap which grows up to 10 cm across.[2] It is centrally depressed, and has tough flesh.[1] The stipe has a soft black felt covering.[1] The species is inedible.[2]

Species with a similar appearance include Picipes badius, Cerioporus leptocephalus, and Cerioporus varius. All three also have a black felt on the stipe, but only on the lower half for the latter two. P. badius has no clamp connections. Also similar are Polyporus tuberaster and Jahnoporus hirtus, the latter of which has a gray-brown cap.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Trudell, Steve; Ammirati, Joe (2009). Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press Field Guides. Portland, OR: Timber Press. pp. 262–263. ISBN 978-0-88192-935-5.
  2. ^ a b Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 298. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.

Further reading edit

  • E. Garnweidner. Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Collins. 1994.