from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of fungi of the family Polyporaceæ, having the pileus mostly leathery and the pores consisting of a single layer, usually developing from the center toward the margin. Over 450 species are given by Saccardo. They are widely distributed and occur chiefly on decaying wood. P. sanguineus is a common species having a bright red pileus.


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