Observation 161694: Inonotus P. Karst.
When: 2014-03-19
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Newly formed bright orange and soft to touch polporales.

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Richard.

I cut a section parallel to the surface of the top of the cap and noticed bruising. This also occurred when I took a section of the stipe. I will have to make time for some micrographs to be positive. Thanks for the info. I will keep it at hand.kk

Ian…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-03-20 17:12:17 CDT (-0400)

i also thought Inonotus may be a possibility…

www.mushroomobserver.org/113323

“Pore Surface: Bright yellow to creamy when young, becoming yellowish brown; bruising brown when young; with 3-5 angular pores per mm; tubes to 3 cm deep.”
-Kuo

Comment for Deb

No it didn’t bleed and I am reasonably familiar with the “Beefsteak” fungi. Deb I don’t think it is that species. Do they grow this bigThe group averaged about 15cm each fruiting body. Pretty sure it is a polypore, but at the moment haven’t had time to do any micrographs. Have had a few lectures to do and prep for these really puts a hole in my time. I have a couple of very interesting finds to load in the next day or so. Thanks for your comment. Richard has nominated Fistulina hepatica (Schaeff.) They certainly look alike? *********************
Had a little nibble Tasted like yuk! not lemon.

if you slice it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-03-20 12:02:15 CDT (-0400)

does it bleed?

Common name is the beefsteak polypore. It has a lemony flavor, but is more of a weird non-poisonous mushroom than a delicious edible mushroom.

Still, so fun to find (and poke).

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