Observation 187390: Poria sensu lato

When: 2014-10-24

Collection location: Polk Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mona-Britt Folds (Mona-Britt)

Specimen available

I think this may be Antrodia serialiformis. This was found growing on a living Oak tree, deep in the woods, under mixed hardwoods, 50 feet above a small creek on October 24, 2014. It was approximately two feet in length. It smelled very sweet, like candy or vanilla. There were a lot of moisture droplets on it even though it was a dry, warm sunny day and no rain in over a week. Checked on it again November 4th and it appeared a little larger in size with more pores and what appeared to be teeth. It was easy to break, but not soft enough to make an indention; no bruising. A small section from the lower right was torn off and brought home for further study. The small section is approximately 3/4 inches thick. Underneath was soft, rich soil (from the small section taken).


Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
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Nov 4, 2014
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Nov 4, 2014
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Nov 4, 2014
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Nov 4, 2014 – part of the section broken off
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Nov 4, 2014 – what was found underneath, rich soil

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-12-15 14:21:44 CST (-0500)

A. serialiformis is an effused-reflexed sp., meaning it forms a mantle-like crust flat against its substrate (effused) as well as shelves that jut out from that crust parallel to the ground (reflexed). Here we see only the former, which does not rule out Antrodia as a genus, but I think it does eliminate A. serialiformis.

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