Observation 139: Polyporus tuberaster (Jacq.) Fr.
When: 1996-01-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The date is only accurate to the month.

Brought into the 1996 Santa Cruz Fungus Fair.

The specimen didn’t come in with a sclerocium, but it may have had one. Identification was orginally P. decurrens, but based on Darvin’s report that Gilbertson & Ryvarden, 1987 considers P. tuberaster the correct name, I changed it.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:48 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA


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Changed name but with some notes
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2006-08-20 23:40:49 EDT (-0400)

The Index Fungorum lists both Polyporus decurrens and P. tuberaster as valid. However, based on Darvin’s comment about Gilbertson & Ryvarden, I’m going to change the name.

Name changed to Polyporus tuberaster
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2006-08-20 12:29:21 EDT (-0400)

According to Gilbertson & Ryvarden, 1987, this polypore fruits from a sclerotium. Is it the Tuckahoe? The current name they use is Polyporus tuberaster.

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