Observation 141703: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard
When: 2013-08-03
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Notes:
I found this growing outside my kitchen window on an old oak stump. I would love to get confirmation of this. It is flesh is firm and has a meaty texture. I am not sure what “nutty” smells like, but it smells like a puffball to me.

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Meripilus sumstinei 1
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Meripilus sumstinei 2
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Meripilus sumstinei 3

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Meripilus sumstinei
By: clyde Elledge (Clyde)
2013-08-04 06:13:34 EDT (-0400)

Thanks for the insight. I so appreciate it!

Sorry, not
By: Terry (fungaloony)
2013-08-03 20:51:46 EDT (-0400)

G. frondosa. Your photo shows Meripilus sumstinei, aka Blackening polypore,
aka M. giganteus in older books. If you tear a ferond from point of attachment to outer edge, you’ll see cottony fibers. Very tough at this stage but makes a good mushroom loaf when put through food processor when younger and treated like meat for a meatloaf.

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