Observation 167131: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard

When: 2014-06-10

Collection location: Wilson, Wilson Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: rphilyaw

No specimen available

This was spotted in the side yard of our home. It was growing up from a bed of ivy near small trees/shrubs and approx. 8 ft. from the side of the house. The area doesn’t get a lot of sunlight and we have recently had a couple of heavy rains. It appeared very quickly!


Underside image.

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black staining
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-11 18:04:53 CDT (-0500)

is a feature of M. sumstinei.

By: rphilyaw
2014-06-11 17:59:33 CDT (-0500)

I’m not sure…I had just pulled the piece when I took the picture and a storm came up…so I’ll need to head back out and look. I’ll update and let you know. If it is stained black, what does that indicate?

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-06-11 17:40:47 CDT (-0500)

is it staining black??

More info
By: rphilyaw
2014-06-11 16:51:22 CDT (-0500)

Here’s a picture of the underside of one of the sections. If I’m understanding what a pore layer is, it doesn’t look like this has one. I wasn’t able to get a picture of the cross section, but when I looked, it’s solid all the way through, very moist, and basically the same color as the outside (just a bit lighter).
I hope this helps and thanks for the feedback in satisfying our curiosity!

Thanks for the comment
By: rphilyaw
2014-06-11 06:03:24 CDT (-0500)

I’ll try to get what you’re asking for. I hate to disturb it too much…it’s such a cool looking plant. But I think I can post a couple of images.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-10 21:24:32 CDT (-0500)

could you post a photo of a cross section and the underside (pore layer)?

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