Observation 112767: Postia fragilis (Fr.) Jülich

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I browsed through your observations
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-10-09 07:16:16 CDT (-0400)

and I do not think your finds are the same as the European fragilis. Macroscopically they look more like Leptoporus mollis. Postia fragilis does not really redden before browning or at least not that strong as L. mollis. Maybe it is neither nor. When I find fragilis next time I will take more heed as to smell of it.

There’s a North American Tyromyces/Postia/Oligoporus sp.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-10-08 19:32:48 CDT (-0400)

I see a few times a year which has a strong chloraseptic smell, not unlike what you described, but strong enough to be more memorable than you’ve indicated. T. fragilis is one of a few proposed identities.


I can’t remember any particular smell on this.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-10-08 18:58:57 CDT (-0400)

It may be a bit sourish, a bit damp or dull like cellar or unpleasant but not very memorable. This species is common in my area on fallen conifer logs; if it would have a memorable smell I would know I think.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-10-08 18:41:29 CDT (-0400)

can you describe the smell?

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