A bracket fungus in which the spores are expelled through fine pores on the underside.
- Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes, in particular Polyporaceae, which includes the birch polypore (Piptoporus (formerly Polyporus) betulinus).
- See sulphur shelf and beefsteak fungus for the best-known edible examples; and polypores for some others.
- A visitor this past Tuesday was teaching me a few of the dried-up fungi one can find this time of year in PA, mostly shelf fungi or polypores with wild names.
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