Observation 193103: Spongipellis pachyodon (Pers.) Kotl. & Pouzar
When: 2014-10-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Notes: Found at 9:31 am.
Found growing on a stick in the middle of the woods, in a pile of leaf litter, not much sunlight.
White rot is visible on the open end of the stick.
Fruiting body:
-shape: Growing shelf-like, stacked multiple clusters along the stick.
A flattened, soft, velvety, smooth cap, and underneath this surface are white spores and spines that hang downwards and are shaped like elongated, serrate teeth.
The top shelf is flexible, has a grey/beige ring that lines the wrinkled outer edge, at the base where it connects to the wood, it has a cotton-like texture.

-color: white, cream colored on the cap surface, light yellow/pale colored sharp/pointed spines and small pores between the spines on the bottom surface
-flattened cap size: 2.9-3.5 cm long, 2.4-3.1 cm wide
-stipe: none

spore shape: small, globose, smooth, outer edge darker
spore measurements:6.8-8.8µm x 4.4-6.4µm

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest
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