Cerioporus leptocephalus

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Cerioporus leptocephalus
Cerioporus leptocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Cerioporus
Species: C. leptocephalus
Binomial name
Cerioporus leptocephalus
(Jacq.) Zmitr. (2016)

Cerioporus leptocephalus, commonly known as blackfoot polypore, is an inedible species of mushroom in the genus Cerioporus. It usually grows on the branches of broad leaved trees. Formerly placed in the genus Polyporus, this species was moved into Cerioporus in 2016.[1]


The underside of the mushroom

The cap is convex when young, and soon flattens out into a mostly irregular shape. It is red-brown when young, yellowish grey when old and usually about 2–5 cm in diameter. the pores are white, turning slightly brown when bruised, and the spores are white. The stem is light yellowish brown often with a black base.

Similar species[edit]

There are two other polypores with a black stem at the base, Polyporus badius with a shiny red-brown to purple-black cap which can grow up to 20 cm across, and the dark brown, velvety Polyporus melanopus, which grows up to 10 cm across and can be found on dead wood.


  1. ^ Zmitrovich, Ivan V. (2016). "Lentinoid and Polyporoid Fungi, Two Generic Conglomerates Containing Important Medicinal Mushrooms in Molecular Perspective" (PDF). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 18 (1): 23–38. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v18.i1.40. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  • E. Garnweidner. Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Collins. 1994.

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