Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Species: Piptoporus betulinus (Bull.) P. Karst.
Synonyms: Boletus betulinus
Boletus suberosus
Polyporus betulinus
Common Name: Razorstrop Fungus

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Piptoporus betulinusPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
Photographer: Roy Anderson

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula pubescens (57)
Betula pendula (54)
Betula (47)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (39)
Woodland: mixed (13)
Woodland: broadleaved (8)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (5)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Woodland (4)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (2)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Scrub (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Mire: upland raised bog, bog vegetation with Sphagnum (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland (1)
Rowan-birch woods (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (46)
Dead Wood (39)
Acer pseudoplatanus (25)
Standing Dead Tree (11)
Fallen Tree (10)
Quercus rubra (6)
wood (3)
Dead Branch (2)
Stem (2)
Castanea sativa (1)
Cut Trunk (1)
Fallen log (1)
Log (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Standing Dead Branch (1)
trunk, dead (1)
trunk, fallen (1)
trunk, live (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (5)
February (6)
March (4)
April (12)
May (18)
June (6)
July (12)
August (18)
September (33)
October (71)
November (24)
December (3)