Annual, effused-reflexed. Upper side and margin white. Lower side reddish brown, salmon-colored, with small shallow pores.
When fresh, the gelatinous to rubbery pore layer can be stretched and separated from the white underside of the cap tissue.
Microscopic characters: hyphae with clamps; cystidia absent; spores allantoid (curved like a sausage) to cylindrical.
Gloeoporus taxicola grows on conifers and is effused with a white margin but no projecting cap; hyphae lack clamps, hymenium has pointed cystidioles (sterile cells similar in size to basidia).
White rot on hardwoods, rarely conifers. Reported to be found on dead polypores.
For Chicago Region can be found from May to November.
Widespread across North America.
Chicago Region status
Fairly common. Widespread.
Our Chicago research database has more than 50 collections and 25 observations for the past 20 years.