Observation 193262: Bjerkandera adusta (Willd.) P. Karst.

This fungus was found growing on a dead log next to moss, and it was under a shaded area with dead leaves and plant foliage next to it.

It had no distinct smell.

This fungus had the shape of a shelf that was coming directly off of the log, and it was a creamy color on the top with some brown lines on the outer edge. It was gray on the bottom. The bottom part of the fungus had short, round pores coming off of it. It was growing directly next to a cup fungus on the same log.

The spores of this fungus were round, but there was no spore print obtained, so the spore color could not be determined. These spores ranged from 3.08-4 micrometers in diameter.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Based on microscopic features: Spores were round
Based on chemical features: DNA BLAST came back as Bjerkandera adusta; Max Score = 608; Query Coverage = 96%; E Value = 2E-170; Max Ident = 99%

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