Observation 133966: Polyporus P. Micheli ex Adans.
When: 2013-05-19
(35.5993° -83.7861° 564m)

Notes: Very smooth pore serface, very small pores (not visible without hand lense). Cap soft like leather (3.5 cm wide). Odor very distinctive, very mushroomy (like fresh Reishi). Flesh very tough, rubbery. On very well decayed log (Posibly Hemlock) in Appalachian cove hardwood forest with Hemlock.
Spores bacilliform, 6.68 × 3.01, smooth, hyaline.

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The stipe
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-05-22 07:38:48 CDT (-0500)

turned black upon drying, I’ll try and get some pictures up of the dried material.

Immature fruit bodies of…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-21 19:33:16 CDT (-0500)

slowly develping polypores can be tricky. I see lots of R. badius, but just got totally thrown off by one about a week ago (see former comment).

Maybe “scruffy” is too strong a word… maybe lacking in smoothness. Second photo zoom.

Royoporus
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-05-21 19:19:26 CDT (-0500)

I thought this might be an immature Royoporus -maybe very early in the development they do not yet have a dark stipe? The cap was not “scurfy” it was very soft, like suede. Also the odor was very distinctive, strong like fresh reishi.

The cap surface looks a bit scruffy…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-21 18:54:53 CDT (-0500)

for badius. Also, size quite small (3.5 cm). Total lack of darkening in the cap center… although I did make a recent badius post where one cap showed no darkening.
http://mushroomobserver.org/133643?q=1G9oK

Photos in the Microporellus link seem to match this one fairly well.

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