Observation 141822: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2013-08-01

Notes: Small Fungi growing on tree branch. I first thought it was a woody type polypore, but when I looked closer, esp. at the top (Pileus) of this fungi it had a soft covering of fibrous growths extending upwards. When I touched the pileus on top it was soft (and felt like there was an airspace directly below the surface of the pileus. There were some small spider like web and miscellaneous small artifacts directly below the base of the Fungi. I do not think they were associated with the fungi. The width of the fungi was approx. 2cm and height was slightly less than 2cm. It was well attached to the branch. I removed it after photographing it, and cut it in two. I was surprised not to find a gap at the top near the pileus as the whole fungi was “completely meaty” inside. (Fleshy).
It had no other distinctive habit or aroma. It also was a single growth.
I have attempted to scope a fine slither of the fungi, but came up with nought. I am not sure if the spore were just too small to be shown, or the fungi was still to immature to have spore. I have loaded some of the scope image I have managed to produce, although I really don’t think they contribute to an identification. The Pileus habit reminded me of the Panus fasciatus pileus.

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Wrong Image corrected

Thanks Danny. Good job somebody has their brain in gear. ( Son home. No more treatment except desperate last lot of Chemo & Radiation on the 18th.)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-08-05 05:39:24 EDT (-0400)

You used the same micrograph in this ob and Observation 141826

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