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
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