Observation 185289: Steccherinum ochraceum (Pers.) Gray

When: 2014-10-23

Collection location: Marquette Park, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

41.0° 87.0°

Who: Halley Staples (halstapl)

Specimen available

Fungus was growing on a dead tree branch. Found about .25 miles away from the road in between dead leaves, plant coverage, and black oak shading. It had no distinct smell.

Fungus is orange with white on the outside. Small white and orange hairs/tines coming off of the branch it’s attached to. The whole structure resembles a resupinate morphology. Has characteristics of being attached like a rhizomorph because of nearby orange, string-like structures coming off of the fungus.

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81% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Based on microscopic features: www.mushroomexpert.com

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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