genus Polyporus


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Noun1.genus Polyporus - type genus of the Polyporaceaegenus Polyporus - type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Polyporaceae, Polyporaceae - fungi that become corky or woody with age, often forming shelflike growths on trees
Polyporus tenuiculus - a fungus with a whitish kidney-shaped cap and elongated pores; causes white rot in dead hardwoods
Grifola frondosa, hen of the woods, hen-of-the-woods, Polyporus frondosus - large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees
Polyporus squamosus, scaly polypore - a fungus with a lateral stalk (when there is a stalk) and a scaly cap that becomes nearly black in maturity; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere