Irpex lacteus 04589

Irpex lactea04589

Resupinate, toothed. White rotter on hardwoods. A pale cream resupinate crust fungus with poroid teeth that can be ound on the side of and underneath hardwood branches and logs. When growing on the sides of wood, it can produce a small, thin, velvety, zoned white lateral cap. These are frequently seen growing in long rows.  Occasionally found on conifers. It is a saprotrophic white rotter of sapwood. On live trees, such as cherry, it can be parasitic.