Observation 208870: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard
When: 2015-07-04
(39.9477° -74.9777° 40m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in clusters on wood at the base of a deciduous tree and on ground (possibly on tree roots)

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Thanks, John!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-05 01:09:40 MDT (-0600)
I agree
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2015-07-05 01:00:40 MDT (-0600)

with the ID because of the staining. Both of them are difficult to tell apart when they are very inmature and are just starting out. I often have to see if they bruise at that stage of development to tell them apart. Its nice to have a picture of such a young one to add the life cycle f the mushroom because they are always illustrated when they are fully mature.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-04 21:49:10 MDT (-0600)

You are probably right. Now I do recall what appeared like M. sumstinei growing under a stump a few yards away either last year or in 2013. These malformed fruiting bodies threw me off. Note the dark areas (staining?) in the pix.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2015-07-04 21:39:15 MDT (-0600)

I would bet these are either Meripilus sumstinei or Bondarzewia berkeleyi

Created: 2015-07-04 20:21:02 MDT (-0600)
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