Observation 103758: Poria sensu lato

When: 2012-08-03

Collection location: Vienna, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

33.53° 77.14°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

This organism was fruiting up through grass that was growing on the site where a sweet gum tree was taken down three years ago. it appeared to be coming up from one of the old roots. Sort of a foamy appearance, but stringy when i cut through it. Pleasant odor, very mild.

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45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Ceratiomyxa, as Noah puts it, withers if you look at it the wrong way. This stuff is way more persistent, particularly if you can handle it sufficient to discern a texture other than “vanishing.”

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I saw what I think was the same
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-12-31 18:20:40 MST (-0700)

a week earlier in Maryland:


I saw it it several locations, at least 4 times. I have not seen it since.

Thanks for the additional information!
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2013-12-31 16:24:40 MST (-0700)
Abortiporus is possible.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-04-30 13:08:32 MST (-0700)

But also Oxyporus and imperfect stages of Oligoporus.

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