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A flat capped fungus about 45 mm wide. The cap centre was depressed and the cap was covered with small smooth shiny brown scales. Cap margin had a fine trimming of hairs.(pic5)
The slightly decurrent very pale underside showed what is aptly described as "coffin-shaped" pores (pic 2). The stipe was smooth and a uniform grey colour (pic 3).
This cap was ageing and so was slightly brittle along the margins - a characteristic of this fungus.
Spotted growing both singly and in small clumps on grassy ground, probably from subterranean wood. The area had mixed native trees and grass - national park.
This genus of fungi ( Polyporus) is used for the production of single-cell protein used as substitutes in protein-rich food for humans and animals