Irpex lacteus (Fr.) Fr., 1828 (syn: Boletus cinerascens Schwein., 1822; Boletus tulipiferae Schwein., 1822; Coriolus canescens (Fr.) Pat., 1900; Coriolus lacteus (Fr.) Pat., 1900; Coriolus tulipiferae (Schwein.) Pat., 1900; Daedalea diabolica Speg., 1889; Hirschioporus lacteus (Fr.) Teng, 1963; Hydnum lacteum (Fr.) Fr., 1823; Irpex bresadolae Schulzer, 1885; Irpex canescens Fr., 1838; Irpex cinerascens (Schwein.) Schwein., 1832; Irpex diabolicus (Speg.) Bres., 1919; Irpex hirsutus Kalchbr., 1878; Irpex lacteus var. canescens (Fr.) Bres., 1903 ….; Irpex pallescens Fr., 1838; Irpex sinuosus Fr., 1828; Irpex tulipiferae (Schwein.) Schwein., 1832; Irpiciporus lacteus (Fr.) Murrill, 1907; Irpiciporus tulipiferae (Schwein.) Murrill, 1905; Microporus chartaceus (Berk. & M. A. Curtis) Kuntze, 1898; Microporus cinerascens (Schwein.) Kuntze, 1898; Polyporus chartaceus Berk. & M. A. Curtis, 1849; Polyporus corticola f. tulipiferae (Schwein.) Fr., 1828; Polyporus tulipiferae (Schwein.) Overh., 1915; Polystictus bresadolae (Schulzer) Sacc., 1888; Polystictus chartaceus (Berk. & M. A. Curtis) Cooke, 1886; Polystictus cinerascens (Schwein.) Cooke, 1886; Polystictus tulipiferae (Schwein.) Cooke, 1886; Poria cincinnati Berk. ex Cooke 1886; Poria tulipiferae (Schwein.) Cooke, 1888; Sistotrema lacteum Fr., 1818; Steccherinum lacteum (Fr.) Krieglst., 1999; Trametes lactea (Fr.) Pilát, 1940; Xylodon bresadolae (Schulzer) Kuntze, 1898; Xylodon canescens (Fr.) Kuntze, 1898; Xylodon hirsutus (Kalchbr.) Kuntze, 1898; Xylodon lacteus (Fr.) Kuntze, 1898; Xylodon pallescens (Fr.) Kuntze, 1898; Xylodon sinuosus (Fr.) Kuntze, 1898) ?;                                     





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Date/Time :

08 Nov 2008 11:05

Location- Place, altitude and GPS:

Singapura, Western ghats, Hill region, Reserve forest

Between Palakkad and Mukkali (Silent Valley),  Kerala, 3000 feet, 

Habitat- garden/ urban/wild/type:

Wild, edges of a forest stream

Plant Habit-tree/shrub/climber/herb:



~ 3 inches width 

Mushroom Cap (Pileus) Shape/ color 

-White  colors, flat

Stipe/ Stalk/Stem-/colour/height/

Not observed


Not observed

Annular ring  

Not present

Can be Irpex lacteus

Many of  the Ipex lacteus specs agrees.. Thanks again …
Polyphore, shapeless fungus, spread across bottom and sides of a dead tree log, white color, tooth like pore surface, shelf like edges …
(On a lighter vein, just read the author’s humorous anecdote in the first paragraph. )


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