Observation 121105: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2012-12-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: just some kind of ball sticking to some dead piece of wood. no gills or anything

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Recognized by sight: immature polypore. impossible to ID further.

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i should also mention
By: Mr.Franky (frankycou)
2012-12-26 17:39:28 PST (-0800)

that a big chunk of peru is desertic or very dry. it can be hard to find hongos but now the rainy season is kicking in so hopefully the next month will bring some good stuff

no worries
By: Mr.Franky (frankycou)
2012-12-26 17:35:30 PST (-0800)

yeap no worries, i trust you guys’ opinion before mine. sometime i just get suggestion that seems way off so i figure that i should expose my doubt.

and you just wait, crossing to bolivia in 2 days. with a bit of luck i’ll go back in the amazon. :)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-12-26 16:42:40 PST (-0800)

when young, can fit precisely the description of the thing you’ve uploaded here. i cannot say that it is, definitively, an immature polypore, because your photographs do not provide definitive detail. when photographing for the purposes of obtaining an ID, clearly showcasing a range of ages, sizes and statures is important. one overexposed white blob on a log is not enough, i’m afraid.

by no means, however, should this stop you from uploading what you’ve already photographed. you’ll notice that there’s barely anything on the site from Peru. any record is better than no record!

are you sure?
By: Mr.Franky (frankycou)
2012-12-26 13:47:10 PST (-0800)

was this just an early specimen?
this doesn’t look anything like the pictures i find while google imaging Polyporales sensu lato

this was a small ball with no gills. very hard too. i tried to open it with my fingers and couldn’t without putting a fair amount of force. (i didn’t bother opening it)

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