Observation 171610: Hydnellum aurantiacum (Batsch) P. Karst.

When: 2014-07-15

Collection location: Vogel State Park, Blairsville, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: vsumycologylab

No specimen available

Mixed hardwood forest. It was found solitary and growing in leaf litter. Pileus was 3cm wide by 2.5 cm tall giving it an elliptical shape. Pileus was for the most part neither convex nor conical, but plane. Margin of pileus was off-white while the center was dark orange-brown. Surface of pileus featured irregular shaped crater like divots. Pileus was velvet-like to the touch and cork-like when pressed. Dark orange-brown liquid on surface of pileus. No gills on bottom of pileus, however, there were off-white teeth-like structures. Stipe was 3cm in length and .5 cm in width. Stipe was central but tapered downward in much the same way as some polypores. Stipe was dark brown in color and featured teeth like structures that were off-white in color and decurrent. Bright orange translucent liquid was being exuded from the stipe when it was collected. No spore print could be obtained.

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