Observation 179426: Albatrellus Gray

When: 2014-09-17

Collection location: Grand Lake Stream Region, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Stalked terrestrial polypores under red pine (2 needle) plantation, some hemlock, spruce and maple interspersed. Cap up to 8 cm., yellow where protected becoming dark red where exposed/with age—bruising orange with handling. Flesh firm—orange or turning so instantly when cut. White tubes. Whitish angular pores —yellowing slightly, appearing to be lilac tinged in one area. Mild odor and taste. KOH on cap and flesh dark red becoming red brown.

Arora’s stalked polypore key points to Albatrellus as the likely genus but none of his species descriptions fit. A. subrubescens has the orange staining cap, violet tinges and association with 2 needle pine but its flesh color is white while the flesh of this obs is/becomes bright orange. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatrellus there are 19 species in Albatrellus some of which have flesh that is " white or becoming brightly colored."


3 caps with central stalk—yellow where buried in duff
note orange bruising upper left of phot0
lilac tinges to pores
red cap—old and exposed
small whitish angular pores
bright orange flesh
orange yellow flesh, white tubes

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Rather old specimens
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-09-19 22:18:36 CDT (-0400)

I know but the yellow cap bruising orange with handling and the bright yellow orange context seem distinctive—any ideas anyone?



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