Observation 141703: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard

When: 2013-08-03

Collection location: Marblehead, Essex Co. Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: clyde Elledge (Clyde)

No specimen available

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.


Meripilus sumstinei 1
Meripilus sumstinei 2
Meripilus sumstinei 3

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Meripilus sumstinei
By: clyde Elledge (Clyde)
2013-08-04 11:13:34 BST (+0100)

Thanks for the insight. I so appreciate it!

Sorry, not
By: Terry (fungaloony)
2013-08-04 01:51:46 BST (+0100)

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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