Observation 190573: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.
When: 2014-09-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found at 10:45 am.
Growing in a cluster of three on a white tree, and the stipe had an inserted base.
When removed from the tree, white heartrot was found on the side of the stipe.
The fruiting body was yellow in color with brown scales (spread along the entirety of the pileus) on the pileus and white speckles covered the top of the surface of the pileus.
The fruiting body was 6 cm wide and 3 cm thick.
Pileal was deeply indented shape was
A lateral, solid, and light brown stipe.
The stipe was 1.0-2.0 cm wide and 1.5-2.5 cm long.
The shape of the stipe looked like a flower that opened and bloomed or funnel-like.
The spore print was white.
The surface of the pileus was smooth, shiny, silky, moist, and slippery/lubricous.
The surface of the stipe was dry, dull, and spongy.
It had an interesting fresh, powdery odor.
When cut open, a milky, brown colored liquid substance was produced.
Underneath the pileus was a white, cream colored porous surface, and the pores were hard and could not be separated and removed from the surface.
The pore surface did not bruise when pressure was applied.
Dirt stuck to the edges of the cap.
A few days after it was collected, the stipe turned black.

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The original habitat of the mushroom. The white speckles on the surface of the pileus are visible.
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A white tree it was growing on.
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It’s funnel shaped pileus is shown clearly here.

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