Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Meripilaceae
Species: Meripilus giganteus (Pers.) P. Karst.
Synonyms: Boletus giganteus
Grifola gigantea
Polyporus giganteus
Common Name: Giant Polypore


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Meripilus giganteusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (34)
Quercus petraea (2)
Quercus (1)
Prunus avium (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Boundaries: intact hedge (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (16)
Stump (7)
Soil Grassy (5)
Quercus rubra (3)
Soil Mossy (2)
Dead Branch (1)
Fallen Tree (1)
Soil (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
February (1)
March (5)
July (3)
August (11)
September (31)
October (28)
November (6)
December (1)