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Fuscopostia fragilis
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Distribution: Widespread in forested temperate areas.

Habitat: Coniferous forests.

Substrate: Wood.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Soft, spongy, \\'cheesy\\' bracket or shelf-like polypore. Fruitbody off-white, staining reddish, ageing reddish-brown. Dries hard and brittle. Pores small, round to angular. On dead conifers, causing brown rot.

Accepted Name:
Fuscopostia fragilis (Fr.) B.K. Cui, L.L. Shen & Y.C. Dai
Publication: Taxonomy and phylogeny of Postia. Multi-gene phylogeny and taxonomy of the brown-rot fungi: Postia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) and related genera. Persoonia. 42:101-126 2018.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Postia fragilis (Fr.) J├╝lich [MycoBank]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Fuscopostia fragilis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Fuscopostia fragilis photos.

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