Observation 149495: Byssomerulius incarnatus (Schwein.) Gilb.

• Growing on a downed hardwood log in a forest with other species. Log species unknown. Stereum ostrea growing alongside.
• Humid environment due to forest cover and rain within the last 5 days, plus “negligible” rainfall/fog/mist/overcast conditions within the last 24-48 hours. Temperatures in a moderate range, 53-77 F.
• Pileus: This shelf-like fungus has multiple caps protruding from it, each measuring .5-5 cm across and up to 7 cm long and overlapping one another in approximately five layers. Each cap/shelf is rounded at the edge and downturned with a scalloped or ruffled edge. A white pore surface peeks out from underneath each cap. Caps are buff-salmon to true pink when fresh. The cap surface is lightly velvety with fine hairs. It almost looks like a large mass of frothy bubblegum.
• No stipe.
• Pores: Fertile surface appears to have pores that look like a chanterelle’s veins but they form deeper pits. It’s almost maze-like but more varied and ruffled in appearance. Using a field guide, the pattern was recognizable as honeycomb.
• Smell: unpleasant. Taste: unknown.
• Spore Print: White.

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