Observation 117118: Phellinus gilvus (Schwein.) Pat.

When: 2012-11-18

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

No specimen available

Several 2 1/2" shelves found on a large oak log. Rather thin, especially the margin. The upper side is raised and “knobby” in the center. The underside is covered with very small pores.

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Probably a Phellinus.
By: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)
2012-11-18 15:17:08 CST (-0500)
Probably a Phellinus.
By: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)
2012-11-18 15:17:04 CST (-0500)

Thanks. It is very tough and turns black with KOH. I Guess that makes it a Phellinus. Looks to me like P. gilvus. Do you agree?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-11-18 12:15:38 CST (-0500)

it was tough and goes black with KOH it’s a Phellinus, if it is softer and goes purple with KOH it’s Hapalopilus

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