Observation 130713: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2013-03-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Could be Schizophyllum commune.

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These Additional images were taken on the 29/03/2013. I managed to get access to sections of the region and was able to rephotograph the specimens although 7 days had elapsed. The specimens were not in as good condition as the original images. However I was able to select some that were in reasonab...
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These Additional images were taken on the 29/03/2013. I managed to get access to sections of the region and was able to rephotograph the specimens although 7 days had elapsed. The specimens were not in as good condition as the original images. However I was able to select some that were in reasonab...
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These Additional images were taken on the 29/03/2013. I managed to get access to sections of the region and was able to rephotograph the specimens although 7 days had elapsed. The specimens were not in as good condition as the original images. However I was able to select some that were in reasonab...
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These Additional images were taken on the 29/03/2013. I managed to get access to sections of the region and was able to rephotograph the specimens although 7 days had elapsed. The specimens were not in as good condition as the original images. However I was able to select some that were in reasonab...
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Recognized by sight: wish I could say more. maybe Roy or Noah can help.

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thanks for your follow-up on this sighting, Ian.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-04-19 16:42:16 CEST (+0200)

I still have no idea WHICH polypore it is, tho! ;)

Who is your OZ polypore expert?

Added images from 1week later revisit.

Whilst returning to this site I was able to locate two reasonable similar examples of the original loaded fungi. As a matter of observation the originals were still attached to the tree but deteriorated.

the more I see…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-31 00:48:43 CET (+0100)

the less I recognize!

certainly not schizophyllum commune, though. This is some sort of polypore…but what are those lumpish white things underneath some of your photos? eggs?

that clear hymenium shot is of maze-like pores, so it’s some kind of polypores. Don’t know what you have there down under.

Royh – Noah

Hi fellows. Can you have a look at this file and make a comment please. kk

Ian
By: Phil (gunchky)
2013-03-30 16:45:25 CET (+0100)

Some of your photos remind me of decaying and well decayed Laetiporus species. Especially the third photo from the bottom.

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Debbie & Danny,
Please view the additional images for possible identification that was not previusly able to be done. Chow, kk

unknown, insufficient details for good ID.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-27 16:17:51 CET (+0100)

but SOME Schizophyllum sp. DO have a ragged edge. Makes sense that there would be some macro-morpho-variability in this incredibly widespread and genetically diverse species.

http://tinyurl.com/cjql8je

I also do not see any hymenium showing in Ian’s shot.

Not seeing
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-03-27 05:55:40 CET (+0100)

whatever it is Elsa is trying to point out. The uppermost fruiting body is attached to the substrate, as is the one beneath it. Only the top of each pileus can be showing. Even if one of them were flipped upside down in this image, every surface is smooth. The fraying at the margins of these is, to me, reminiscent of some stereoids, such as Cotylidia. Though we can’t see the underside of any of these well enough to say anything for certain, I strongly doubt this is gilled, split or otherwise.

Whenever possible, Ian, do try for at least just one image of the fertile layer. IDs are largely shots in the dark without them.

Elsa.

Wow, I hadnt noticed but I think that there is a specimen on top of the top fungi and that it is upsidedown. Cant remember doing that? As I said I usually leave split gill alone.?? Great obs! kk

The upper specimen
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-27 01:50:27 CET (+0100)

are two specimens or top and bottom / inside of one specimen? what do you see?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-03-27 00:15:04 CET (+0100)

tends to have more inrolled margins. These are all distinctly even.

didja

Hi Deb, Guilty as guessed. Don’t usually disturb these critters, due to the bad effects from spore dust. As you can see from the image, the habit is pronounced.
Great to recieve your comments anytime. Have loaded some interesting fungi recently. Kind regards and hope you are well. Chow, kk

didja look at the underside?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-26 18:14:37 CET (+0100)

they are indeed reminescent of S. commune.

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