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Picipes badius
black-leg, black-footed polypore

Distribution: Global.

Habitat: Forests and woodlands.

Substrate: Wood, usually stumps, logs, and branches on the ground. Can be growing from buried wood.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Stemmed and often apparently terrestrial. Circular cap may be depressed in center, with a central or slightly off-center stem. Cap is azonate and glabrous, chestnut-brown to reddish-brown to blackish-brown, depressed center is often darker than cap. Pores tiny, round, pore layer white. Stem is white or light brown at top, black at base.

Accepted Name:
Picipes badius (Pers.) Zmitr. & Kovalenko
Publication: Lentinoid and polyporoid fungi, two generic conglomerates containing important medicinal mushrooms in molecular perspective. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 18(1):23-38 2016.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Picipes badius in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Picipes badius photos.

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