Definition of Genus Polyporus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Polyporaceae, Polyporaceae
Member holonyms: Polyporus Tenuiculus, Grifola Frondosa, Hen Of The Woods, Hen-of-the-woods, Polyporus Frondosus, Polyporus Squamosus, Scaly Polypore
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polyporus
Literary usage of Genus Polyporus
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1. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1904)
"1904), the tough, wood-loving, central-stemmed polypores were discussed under the genus Polyporus. The genus Hexagona is in general readily distinguished ..."
2. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"genus Polyporus The genus Polyporus and the genus ... The genus Polyporus in its widest sense is a large, one, numbering some five hundred species, ..."
3. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1908)
"From the genus Polyporus thirty genera could easily be formed with as valid reason as several that now exist. When characters are so poorly defined it seems ..."
4. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"The genus Polyporus, in its widest sense including Poria, contains nearly five hundred American species many of which are poorly known and defined. ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1904)
"The genus Polyporus as at present limited comprises for the most part, small, central-stemmed plants found in the woods on fallen sticks and logs. ..."
6. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"But though the genus Polyporus, which rivals Agaricus in the number of its species, inhabits, in preference, warm climates at large, it nevertheless ..."
7. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Upwards of forty species of the genus Polyporus are found in Great Britain, and many more European species have been described. Many of the species are used ..."