Observation 171518: Boletinellus merulioides (Schwein.) Murrill
When: 2014-07-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Directly on the wood of a stump.

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Very unusual.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-28 21:17:35 PDT (-0700)

The pores do look a bit off for merulioides. I think this one, although small, is post-mature.

The spot where this was collected featured a couple B. merulioides growing terrestrially.

This mushroom was quite soft… softer than young P. squamosus.

No section, Martin. That would have been a good thing to see.

Polyporus can be soft, too, when young and fresh
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-07-28 19:03:52 PDT (-0700)

P. alveolaris and P. squamosus, for example…

I also thought of Boletinellus merulioides, but discarded the idea because the pores didn’t look sufficiently boletinoid and due to the unlikely substrate. The ash bolete growing from elevated rotten wood is very unusual!

Context soft…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-28 18:57:10 PDT (-0700)

unlike a polypore. I think Damon has nailed it. See the instructive link he has provided in the last comment.

Spore shape appears to support the merulioides proposal.

on wood based on Walt/Dan convo
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2014-07-28 18:51:47 PDT (-0700)
Hmm???
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-07-28 18:36:22 PDT (-0700)

Not a bolete… Could this be a Polyporus species?

Could
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-28 18:33:17 PDT (-0700)

this be infested with algae in the by a similar mechanism as hypomyces? Do you have a section?

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