Observation 112648: Bondarzewia mesenterica (Schaeff.) Kreisel
When: 2012-10-07
( 3900m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I do not remember ever finding it before. So I’m only calling it “Could Be.” White spore print. Growing out of a well-defined stump, probably Noble fir (no bark). Elevation at least 3900 feet, and likely 3930 +/- 10 feet. About 100 yards from parking lot at top of Larch Mountain Road. Very large pores, I would estimate some are easily 2mm across. Arising from a single root-like base from the stump, and hypogeous to the stump. Several separate but joined shelf-like sporocarps present. Flesh white, thick when sliced. Pores angular, irregular in size and shape, but mostly large. A rather pleasant agreeable aroma, similar to shiitake.

Images

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Pore walls thin, usually longer on the downward side of the sporocarp, and shorter and the upward size.
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Pore size variable, easily 1mm across (everything), but sometimes as wide as 4mm where several pores come together but don’t quite meet.
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Cap brown, felty feeling, somewhat scaley too.
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Flesh white, aromatic, similar to shiitake; with maggots; thick.
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This photo from a separate floppy disc that I save photos on.

Proposed Names

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 565, under Bondarzewia montana. This keys out rather easily to this species. MO says name is deprecated to Bondarzewia mesenterica.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus

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