Polypore

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Tinder Polypore growing on a tree
Underside of a polypore

A polypore is a hard, brittle mushroom with pores underneath its cap. It usually grows on rotted logs and tree stumps but may also be found on living trees. It may or may not have a stem and sometimes has many caps growing from one stem. Some polypores last so long that they have moss growing from them.

Polypore is from Greek poly meaning "many" and pore - literally "many pores".