Observation 10117: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard
When: 2008-08-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This specemen weighed 35 LB Edges brused black spore print white. This Massive mushroom was at the base of a red oak. Tast mild but a bit tough.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:00 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Oak Hill area West Virginia’ to ‘near Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA

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85% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing on the base of a hardwood tree.
Used references: David Aurora Mushrooms dymystifyed. Mushroomxpert.com Rogersmushrooms.com
Based on microscopic features: Spores 6 microns Round with warts that are Amloid.
90% (2)
Recognized by sight: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard, Mycologia 80(5): 615 (1988). They showed that M. giganteus only occurs in Eurpoe, and changed Murrill’s 1904 name Polyporus sumstinei to M. sumstinei for the North American one. I have never enjoyed eating it.

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