Observation 212602: Gyrodontium Pat.

When: 2015-08-11

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sarah Prentice

No specimen available

Found under the outdoor staircase of an apartment in downtown Gainesville.

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Thankfully my buddy only rents this place.
By: Sarah Prentice
2016-06-30 14:50:05 PDT (-0700)

The rainy season has arrived, and I’m hoping this thing will reappear this summer.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-12 17:53:11 PDT (-0700)

Trouble ahead for this house owner. Sarah, your observation of this species is the furthest north in MO.

Daniel, the hymenium was toothed.
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-08-12 14:00:19 PDT (-0700)

I figured it was another polypore, then I saw the underside and it was hydnoid. Check out the last three photos. It smelled peppery, if that helps.

Looks like a polypore
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-08-12 13:39:14 PDT (-0700)

but without a photo of the hymenium (the underside or pore-bearing surface)…

Many polypores are wood degraders. This could be an indication of wood rot in the affected wood.

Created: 2015-08-12 09:45:36 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2016-06-30 15:48:13 PDT (-0700)
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