Observation 137435: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

This may be a case of wanting the mushroom to fit the name…, Bright yellow-orange solitary shelf on pine about 48" above ground. Tree still had many branches. Shelf soft and pliable – easily damaged. Pores in 2nd photo show reddish brown stain from thumb. Upper surface quickly stained dark brown where scratched. 1-1/2 days later, the gills stain red with a drop of ammonia.Fungarium – NIH and Regional mycoflora #26

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Used references: absence of purple reaction on top and presence of red reaction on gills; Mushroom expert says H. nidulans occurs on hardwood in the east, this was on softwood. Kuo also states that H. nidulans does not bruise – this bruised instantly. General appearance reminded me of

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Thanks Herbert
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-06-25 16:36:41 CDT (-0500)

That seems to fit pretty well.

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