Observation 133010: Laetiporus persicinus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Gilb.

When: 2013-05-03

Collection location: Fort Myers, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Cap: (10-25.5 cm wide), soft and fleshy when young; circular/fan-shaped, pinkish-brown with a darker brown marginal band. Flesh: (up to 8mm thick) soft, odor of fresh ham or bacon; taste unpleasant or not distinctive. Fruiting: attached to roots at base of living oak trees and sometimes pine trees. Pore surface: staining brown when bruised.
Used references: Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States (2007). pg. 62, 262.

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finally figured this one out
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-09-14 12:13:25 PDT (-0700)

It’s explained perfectly on page 262 (illustrated on pg. 62) in “Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States” and the picture is exactly like mine; however, the book claims this fruits between July and December, but I think many SWFL mushrooms have proved a few books wrong when it comes to fruiting times. cheers yall

By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-05-20 04:25:44 PDT (-0700)

Leaves look like Quercus laurifolia.

i don’t…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-05-06 16:02:59 PDT (-0700)

believe this has gills.
i think it is porous…

No gill shots
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-05-06 11:16:17 PDT (-0700)

But I recorded the location on my GPS and can find my way back there this week or something.


By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-05-06 10:47:44 PDT (-0700)

do you have a picture of the “gills.”

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