Observation 20970: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.

When: 2009-05-10

Collection location: St. Genis, France [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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Found on some random small hardwood, I don’t really know the names of trees out here yet.

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It’s small
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-13 12:34:06 EDT (-0400)

Normally they are 15-20 cm, but I’ve seen the double size too.
This is 20 cm, recently found in the southern of Sweden:

If this is small…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-13 09:26:31 EDT (-0400)

This is small? I don’t know I must be spending too much time with lbm’s, 4-6 cm seems rather large to me. Plus this one was rather beat up. I just wanted any photo from Europe on this species in the system, since it is supposedly a common spring species around here.

That small..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-13 06:53:29 EDT (-0400)

Then I beleive the pore size is within the range for squamosus too, so I can’t argue against it :-)

Really, ya got me…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-13 04:14:12 EDT (-0400)

I’m not really the biggest Polypore type of guy, and esp. these guys which don’t appear in California, either rarely or not at all. This one was on a tree, about 3 feet of the ground on the side of the trunk. It was 4-6 cm in diameter there. I’ve never seen P. tuberaster, and I’ve only seen P. squamosus a few times, so I could believe that I can’t tell them apart.

What’s the size of this one?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-13 03:08:11 EDT (-0400)

Unless the pictures are extreme closeups, I would have called this Polyporus tuberaster. The pores look way too large for squamosus.

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