Observation 172597: Leptoporus mollis (Pers.) Quél.

When: 2014-08-03

Collection location: Adams, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nakor420

No specimen available

I found this mysterious polypore growing on a stump in my neighbors back yard. The stump in question has only been observed fruiting P. Squamosis up until this point. I believe this to be a secondary decomposer, but it’s identification has stumped some of the best mycological minds I know thus far. I am baffled and was told to try here…. so what do you guys think? What is this mushroom?


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reach maturity
By: Nakor420
2014-08-05 22:18:30 CDT (-0400)

Well..that was my initial intention, but it was getting very dark and not really changing otherwise. I felt that it had actually reached maturity and had begun to die back. So I made a decision to pick it and get a cross section photo… shrug

Nice find.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-05 22:09:21 CDT (-0400)

Should have let it develop. I know…, easy to say from a distance after the fact. Maybe it will grow back in your neighbors yard and get mature enough to ID. Pores might be diagnostic for some.

Created: 2014-08-05 15:55:57 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-08-09 13:58:45 CDT (-0400)
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