Observation 161132: Phellinus everhartii (Ellis & Galloway) A. Ames
When: 2014-03-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing at the base of dead standing oak. The impaled debris shows that these FB’s were scoured by flood waters caused by the heavy rains on 3/1 and 3/2 which may have affected colors. We found Trametes and Fomitopsis species similarly affected by this storm.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Cracked black cap, brown woody flesh, tiny rusty brown pores
Based on chemical features: KOH on flesh black
85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: on oak, paler margin
Used references: Kuo, M. (2010, February). Phellinus everhartii. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phellinus_everhartii.html
-54% (1)
Recognized by sight: Extremely common Oak pathogen appearing on roots and trunks in large pileate lobes.

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Yes, the cracked portion
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-03-10 23:43:54 CDT (-0400)

on the cap is definitely black. Also, according to Kuo Pseudoinonotus dryadeus is parasitic on living oaks in the east (the oak in this obs is dead and not recently so) and on true firs in the west—see Kuo, M. (2010, March). Inonotus dryadeus. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/inonotus_dryadeus.html

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-03-10 12:33:48 CDT (-0400)

Ime, the pores darken and the pileate portion becomes aerolate as I. dryadeus ages. If the pileate portion is truly black then this proposal seems less likely.

Thanks for the proposal Rocky
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-03-10 00:49:25 CDT (-0400)

We’ve found Pseudoinonotus dryadeus on living oak and it is quite different—spongy to the touch, bleeds red, lacks the cracked black cap surface and has a mild odor—also pore color is different.


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