Observation 20562: Laetiporus Murrill
When: 2009-04-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes:

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Pyrimid , Pretoria , Gauteng , South Africa’ to ‘Pyrimid, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa’

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Eye3
Used references: G.C.A VAN DER WESTHUIZEN & ALBERT EICKER
FIELD GUIDE MUSHROOMS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
PAGE 148
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: The habitat (growing on a Eucalyptus) for this species at least in California. The color/shape looks a little unusual. They get bleached out in California when the get old, but they are usually signficantly further gone than shown in these images at that point.
84% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: This is an undescribed taxon. Probably represented by clade H in the following link. http://www.scielo.org.ar/pdf/kurtz/v37n1/v37n1a03.pdf

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L. gilbertsonii grows on California eucalypts
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-04-26 20:54:28 PDT (-0700)

It would be interesting to see if this is the same species. However, L. gilbertsonii also grows on our native hardwoods (e.g., Black oak).

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By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2009-04-25 00:15:39 PDT (-0700)

Any idea what the tree is? – Eucalyptus camaldulensis and it was planted many years ago. It is considered to be a pathogen by south african forestry.
This area has many trees displaying fruit bodies of this particular mushroom. When young, they are an extremely bright yellow sulphur colour.

I have also made a culture of this mushroom to propagate to dead logs. I ate some of these mushrooms and they taste like chicken (I had some chicken to compare)

Any idea what the tree is?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-04-24 15:51:49 PDT (-0700)

In the US we have several species that can be separated in part by what tree species they are associated with. I’m curious what tree they grow on in South Africa (at minimum is it native or planted)? Is this something you see commonly? If so what color are they when they’re young?

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