Observation 19540: Phellodon alboniger (Peck) Banker
When: 2008-08-27
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This is what I’ve been calling P. niger var alboniger or P. alboniger. According to MycoBank it is a synonym of P. niger; on Index Fungorum its being call a synonym of P. melaleucus. What is your opinion?

caps 2-8(10)cm across, spongy top layer with tough flesh beneath, dark gray to brownish when wet quickly drying to light gray-white. flesh; top layer dark brown when wet, tan when dry, lower, dark black,
Stipe; short, somewhat bulbous, duplex, spongy outer layer with dark gray flesh, tough interior flesh that is black. No odor from fresh specimens, dried one have a sweet odor. Taste mild, earthy.
It grows with oak or beech (niger almost always with hemlock)

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