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Royoporus badius

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 21 November 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Royoporus badius (NL: Peksteel / EN: Black-footed polypore, Black-leg / DE: Kastanienbrauner Stielporling, Schwarzroter Stielporling, Süßriechender Stielporling, Schwarzfussporling / FR: Polypore bai, Polypore à pied couleur de poix) is a species of fungus in the family Polyporaceae. It causes a white rot of hardwoods and conifers. The species is found in temperate areas of Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. It has a dark brown or reddish-brown cap that reaches a diameter of 25 cm, and a stipe that is often completely black or brown at the top and black at the base. The specific epithet badius derives from the Latin root badi-, meaning "reddish brown". The common names "black-footed polypore" and "black-leg" refer to its characteristic dark-colored stipe.

Image: Schilde (BE) – 21/09/2012

Canon EOS 400D 3/5 seconds F/5.6 ISO 200 60 mm

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alyriza from tehran, Iran

Great

21 Nov 2012 5:36am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Wonderful composition

21 Nov 2012 6:39am

Francisco from Miami, United States

Beautiful!

21 Nov 2012 4:36pm

Canon EOS 400D
3/5 seconds
F/5.6
ISO 200
60 mm

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