Observation 210906: Daedalea Pers.

When: 2015-07-21

Collection location: Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Liz Popich (Lizzie)

No specimen available

Bracket fungus, medium to large, fruitbody width 100-160mm, on dead Yellow wood tree.


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I’m leaning towards Roo’s viewpoint, Liz.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-22 16:56:16 PDT (-0700)

I found on-line that Podocarpus was related to yew, is cytotoxic (growing one out your bedroom window will give you symptoms of chemotherapy toxicity). Interesting to me here in Oregon, USA that Podocarpus is a conifer, although it has long, strap-like leaves. I’m not sure that Daldalea quercina is known from South Africa.

By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-07-22 12:56:42 PDT (-0700)

My understanding of Daedalea quercina is that it’s pretty specific to growing on oaks (Quercus), hence the epithet. Could it have been on oak, instead, if there were some around? A quick search doesn’t turn up anything obvious for Daedalea on Podocarpus, but I’ll keep looking. Interesting find, for sure!

Yellowwood Tree
By: Liz Popich (Lizzie)
2015-07-22 12:39:56 PDT (-0700)

Yellowwood tree = Podocarpus sp. I do not know which speci, there are about 10 different species in Southern Africa. Some Oak trees also present.

Yellow wood tree.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-22 11:10:56 PDT (-0700)

Can you provide a scientific name for this, Lizzie?

Yes, Roo. It was.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-07-22 11:08:49 PDT (-0700)

And obviously not concentric nor appressed to substrate. Senior moment?

confusingly similar names!
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-07-21 10:49:32 PDT (-0700)

Was that what you were going for?

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