Observation 187889: Leptoporus mollis (Pers.) Quél.
When: 2014-11-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I attempted to submit pictures of this specimen to an identification forum and there was some discussion over it. It seems to likely be in the Hapalopilus genus, however it has been difficult to positively ID. It is most likely a very young specimen as it was soft, moist, and “sponge like” and the “fur” on the top is not mentioned in any descriptions that I could find.

The specimen was found on a Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa Pine) on a south facing slope outside of the Salmon La Sac campground near Cle Elum in Washington State.

I do not have the specimen as I am very new to mushroom hunting and did not expect to have to pursue further identification, and this was the only one I saw so I did not want to disturb it. I could potentially relocate it if need be.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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