Observation 10338: Stereum Hill ex Pers.
When: 2008-09-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: As I was hiking through the woods I could not help but to notcied the trunk of this dead Tree. I spotted it some distance a way but the golden polypore that surrounded the whole tree stood out at some distance. The spore print was brown. This is the closest i could come up for a name for this. If anyone thinks diffent well leave a comment.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Kanawha State Forrest Kanawha Co. West Virginia’ to ‘Kanawha State Forest, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, USA

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Recognized by sight: Found on a dead hardwood tree that was fallen over but leaning up right because of another treee the whole 20 foot trunk was covered in this golden polypor
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com Mushroon dymystiyfied David Aurora
Based on microscopic features: spores are elliptical smoth about 11 microns slightly brown
78% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Globifomes should have pores (I don;t think this does) and a very different shape, more globe shaped as it juts from the tree. Did you check to see if the spores are amyloid, like a Stereum should be? It’s pretty, whatever it is.

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