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Piptoporus betulinus (Bull.) P. Karst. (Birch Polypore, Razorstrop Fungus)

Date 14 October 1999
OS grid ref SU46
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 14/10/1999[E]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary on Birch trunk
Associated organism: on trunk of Betula
Identification Notes: Young state looking quite unlike the mature fungus.
Pores small.
Fruitbody with well-developed white sterile margin.
Context white, dry, firm, finely fibrous.
Hymenium dries yellowish.
Spore print: white, crushing buff; unchanged with Melzer's Iodine.
Spores: 5-5.5/2.3µm, arcuate, hyaline, thin-walled.

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