Tyromyces chioneus 0705

Tyromyces chioneus0705

"White Cheese Polypore”  is a white rotter associated with hardwoods. ’ Chioneus’ means ‘snow’. This polypore has a white upper surface, flesh and pore surface that ages pale yellowish. When fresh, it is soft and feels like mozzarella cheese. It has a pleasant smell and mild taste, though it is not considered edible. Its favored host is dead birch logs and branches. It is most common in autumn.