Observation 12778: Ischnoderma resinosum (Schrad.) P. Karst.

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“resin” or colored droplets of watery exudate?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-22 07:43:26 PDT (-0700)

loved the link to your resin drops, Dan. I saw something very similar in a sulphur shelf that I recently photographed in Oakland, during our dry season.
certainly some sort of exudate from the fruit body:
http://mushroomobserver.org/11624?search_seq=129911

However, I have also seen photos of drops of clear liquid from the underside of a polypore in wet weather, in Oregon, taken by my friend Hugh Smith.

Perhaps Tom Volk can speak to the physiological processes taking place here?

no resin but still resinous polypore
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-10-21 06:22:25 PDT (-0700)

These mushrooms have puzzled me for years. Thanks to mycowalt for the ID!

You can see a specimen with resin here:
http://www.mushroomobserver.org/12897

I think the resin only comes out in dry weather.

Resin?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-20 18:43:22 PDT (-0700)

Photos are excellent!

No sign of resin, though, so I’m not sure where the ID is coming from, field-character-wise.

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