Brown Funnel Polypore

(Coltricia perennis)

Conservation Status
Brown Funnel Polypore
Photo by Jobeadling
  IUCN Red List

not listed

 
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

 
  Minnesota

not listed

 
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Brown Funnel Polypore is a common and widespread Tiger’s Eye Fungus. It occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America. In the United States it is common in the east and on the West Coast, uncommon in the Mountain States, and mostly absent from the Great Plains. It is found from spring through fall, alone or in groups, in coniferous and mixed forests, on trail edges and roadsides, and in other disturbed sites. It also colonizes severely burned areas in the first year or two after a fire. It usually grows on the ground, occasionally on rotting wood. It is ectomycorrhizal, obrtaining its nutrients by surrounding but not penetrating the roots of trees.

The cap is more or less round in outline, up to 4 (10 cm) in diameter, and to 3 16 (4 to 5 mm) thick. It is depressed in the center, appearing shallowly funnel-shaped. This is the feature that gives the mushroom its common name. The upper side is velvety hairy and is usually densely and strongly zoned, with varying colors of grayish-brown and golden-brown to cinnamon-brown or dark brown. Adjacent zones often have slightly different hairiness. The margin is often fringed or torn. The fringe is comprised of hyphal cells, by which the mushroom grows. When the margin encounters the margin of another of the same species, it grows around it, fusing and eventually merging with that cap. The cap is tough, leathery, and flat when fresh and moist, becoming hard, brittle, and bent downward when dry.

Unlike most polypores, Tiger’s Eye Fungi are stalked. The stalk of Brown Funnel Polypore is to 2¾ (1.5 to 7.0 cm) long, velvety hairy, and dark brown or reddish-brown.

The pore surface is yellowish-white to golden brown when young, becoming cinnamon brown to dark brown with age. There are 2 to 3 pores per 132 (1 mm). The pores are thin-walled and 116to (2 to 4 mm) deep. The pore surface bruises brown when handled.

The spore print is yellowish-brown.

The flesh is thin and tough. It is considered inedible because it is too tough to eat.

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

Shiny Cinnamon Polypore (Coltricia cinnamomea) caps are thinner and smaller, no more than 2 (5 cm) in diameter. They are shiny, usually inconspicuously zoned, and covered with silky hairs, not velvety. The stalks are shorter.

 
     
 
Habitat and Hosts
 
 

Coniferous and mixed forests, trail edges and roadsides, burned areas, and other disturbed sites

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Spring through fall

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

4, 24, 26, 29, 30, 77.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  No Rank Agaricomycetes incertae sedis  
 

Order

Hymenochaetales  
 

Family

Coltriciaceae  
 

Genus

Coltricia (Tiger’s Eye Fungus)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Boletus perennis

Polystictus perennis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Brown Funnel Polypore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Hypha

A thread-like cell of a fungus that is the main mode of vegetative growth: the basic structural unit of a multicellular fungus. Plural: hyphae. Collectively, the hyphae of a fungus is the mycelium.

 

Mycorrhizal

A symbiotic, usually beneficial relationship between a fungus and the tiny rootlets of a plant, usually a tree.

 
 
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  Coltricia perennis | Сухлянка двухлетняя
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Jun 13, 2021

#mushroom #fungi

 
  Tiger's Eye (Coltricia perennis), different growth stages
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Sep 9, 2020

The mushroom Coltricia perennis (Tiger's Eye) is a small vase-shaped polypore that has well-defined bands of colors. I use to find it with conifers, especially with Douglas-fir, Monterey Pine and Scots Pine. This time I found it in different development stages, that I decided to share with you. As happens with other polypore mushrooms we can use the pore surface for drawing/writing (I'm not sure if it would be permanent though, I'll have to try it again next time).

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Dec 14, 2020

Stułka piaskowa - Coltricia perennis. Gatunek grzybów z rodziny szczeciniakowatych - Hymenochaetaceae.

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Mar 19, 2012

Zajímavá nenápadná houba, která je nejedlá!

 
       

 

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