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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Fomitopsidaceae: Postia ptychogaster (F. Ludw.) Vesterh., 1996

Postia ptychogaster – Powderpuff bracket

Synonyms: Arongylium fuliginoides, Ceriomyces albus, Ceriomyces richonii, Leptoporus ptychogaster, Oligoporus ptychogaster, Oligoporus ustilaginoides, Polyporus destructor, Polyporus ptychogaster, Polyporus ustilaginoides, Ptychogaster albus, Ptychogaster flavescens, Ptychogaster fuliginoides, Tyromyces ptychogaster.

Common name: powderpuff bracket.

Russian names: Postiya pukhlobriukhaya, Postiya skladchataya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Postia ptychogaster, commonly known as the powderpuff bracket, is a species of fungus in the family Fomitopsidaceae. The fungus, which is found in Europe, resembles a powdery cushion that fruits on stumps and logs of rotting conifer wood. In this stage of its life cycle, the "cushion" is a mass of chlamydospores.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Powderpuff bracket mushrooms (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-22.htm">September 22, 2017</A>
LinkPowderpuff bracket mushrooms (Postia ptychogaster) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 22, 2017
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, 251, Sestroretsk, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197701
Dissected powderpuff bracket mushrooms (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-22.htm">September 22, 2017</A>
LinkDissected powderpuff bracket mushrooms (Postia ptychogaster) in Tarkhovka near Sestroretsk, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 22, 2017
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, 251, Sestroretsk, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197701
Close up of powderpuff bracket fungus (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) in Tarkhovka Park near Sestroretsk, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-22.htm">September 22, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of powderpuff bracket fungus (Postia ptychogaster) in Tarkhovka Park near Sestroretsk, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 22, 2017
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, 251, Sestroretsk, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197701
Weisser Polsterpilz (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) mushrooms near Zelenogorsk, 25 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-01.htm">October 1, 2017</A>
LinkWeisser Polsterpilz (Postia ptychogaster) mushrooms near Zelenogorsk, 25 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 1, 2017
Location on maps41K-97, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 197725
Weisser Polsterpilz (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) mushrooms on a log near Zelenogorsk, 25 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-01.htm">October 1, 2017</A>
LinkWeisser Polsterpilz (Postia ptychogaster) mushrooms on a log near Zelenogorsk, 25 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 1, 2017
Location on maps41K-97, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 197725
Weisser Polsterpilz (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) mushroom on a pine tree near Komarovo, 25 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-01.htm">October 1, 2017</A>
LinkWeisser Polsterpilz (Postia ptychogaster) mushroom on a pine tree near Komarovo, 25 miles north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 1, 2017
Location on mapsOzornaya Ulitsa, 45, Russia, 197733
Powderpuff bracket mushrooms (<B>Postia ptychogaster</B>) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-05.htm">September 5, 2018</A>
LinkPowderpuff bracket mushrooms (Postia ptychogaster) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 5, 2018
Location on mapsLeningrad Oblast, Russia, 188667

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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