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Trametes lactinea


I found these Trametes lactinea growing on a fallen limb. The larger specimens measured around 7 cm wide and about 1 cm thick at the point of attachment, tapering to 3 mm at the margin, which was round. The mushroom was tough and rubbery and only faintly had the polypore smell. The upper surface was warty and concentrically zoned with shallow furrows. The fertile surface was off-white, and the round pores were 4 per millimeter. A lovely mushroom.

Trametes means "thin," and lactinea means "color of milk."