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Spongiporus leucospongia
marshmallow polypore

Distribution: North America.

Habitat: Montane forests with fir and spruce, forming under deep snow. Can be found up to timberline.

Substrate: Dead conifers.

Spores: Snowmelt.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Shelf or bracket-like, elongated fruitbody; off white, grayish, pinkish or sometimes cinnamon-colored. Soft, marshmallow-like texture. Cap margin rolls over the pore layer. Pores large and angular, may become tooth-like in age.

Accepted Name:
Spongiporus leucospongia (Cooke & Harkn.) Murrill
Publication: The Polyporaceae of North America: XII. A synopsis of the white and bright-colored pileate species. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 32(9):469-493 1905.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Spongiporus leucospongia in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Spongiporus leucospongia photos.

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