Observation 118922: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.

When: 2012-10-05

Collection location: Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamid (Hkhan)

No specimen available

ID# HK30

Macroscopic Characteristics
Fruiting Body: laterally stipitate,bracket fungi, fan, sort of funnel shaped; tan-creamy yellowish color with dark brownish scales arranged in a consistent pattern
Size: large, very noticeable; 25-18 cm wide x 13-15 cm tall
Texture: leathery, rough front side, hard to tear, very strong, moist and soft back side
Pileus: scales on cap radially arranged; broad circular kidney shaped
Stipe: thick 5 cm, black wood, attaches to tree
Color: cream, yellowish brown
Pore Surface: cream color; very soft and moist when fresh
Pores: Angular to irregularly shaped, about 2 per mm
Odor: pleasant , fresh, sweet, cucumber, subtle mushroomy smell on underside
other: Grows in clusters of overlapping shelves
Spore Print: white

Basidiospores 11 × 5 µm; smooth, elliptical to oblong shaped, hyaline

Habitat Characteristics
Substrate: Growing on hardwood, Attached to bottom of tree, almost at ground level, also very close to Coprinus comatus fungi

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