Fruiting body appearance superficially resembles a stalked gilled mushroom or a small bolete, but the texture is much firmer; the lower surface of the cap has pores. There are at least 10 species in NZ, but the most common is P. arcularius.


NZFungi Entry

Polyporus arcularius

Forming on fallen twigs or branches. Fruiting body has a central stalk to 7 cm long; cap to 2.5 cm diam., often with concentrically arranged dark scales on the brown upper surface, and sometimes depressed in the centre. At margin a fringe of project