Observation 200332: Amylocystis

When: 2012-10-26

Collection location: Cape Lookout State Park, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

No specimen available

Amylocystis sp.
26 Oct 2012
Judy Rogers, Cape Lookout, OR

12 cm broad, 7 cm from surface to lowest attachment point, 8 cm outwards.

Cap very dark ochre brown to red brown at palest, more dark brown to blackish-brown overall. Margins lobed, often radially grooved, surface entirely covered in pointed tufts of hairs, hairs becoming soggy and matted in age. Fruitbodies single-pileate to multipileate and layered.

Cap turning strongly dark brown to blackish with KOH.

Pores quite small, beige-pinkish, staining reddish brown to brown where bruised, breaking up into mazelike or irregular teeth near margin or in age.

Flesh 1 or more cm thick, tube layer 0.5 or more cm thick. Flesh dingy tan, v. dark brown just below surface.

Tubes paler than flesh.

Odor sour, polypore typical. Taste slightly sweet.

Flesh at attachment to wood rather marbled (like Fistulina).

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By: Gerardo (robledo)
2015-03-10 11:41:47 JST (+0900)

all characters you mention fit very well with the description of Amylocystis lapponica in Ryvarden & Melo 2014 – Poroid fungi of Europe – Synopsis Fungorum 31

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