Observation 212971: Daedaleopsis confragosa (Bolton) J. Schröt.

When: 2015-08-15

Collection location: Wharton State Forest, Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

39.7393° -74.719°

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

Growing on a 3" branch fragment.

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Recognized by sight: Fertile Surface with thickened walls separating elongated slot-like pores.

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Yeah, the slots are elongate…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-16 21:37:12 PDT (-0700)

and quite like gills. Perhaps the most extremely elongated pores (presumably) that I have seen on what I believe to be D. confragosa. And interesting example.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-16 19:58:04 PDT (-0700)

Yes, I am familiar with reverse forking. I sometimes see this in Russulas.
There is a couple of adjective that describes the merging of forks and reverse forks – daedaloid, anastomosing. :-)


I agree, this mushroom is not L. betulina, though the degree of anastomosing is very underwhelming in this example.

Some of the slots/gills/pores…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-16 19:33:20 PDT (-0700)

are “reverse forked”. That is, splitting in the direction of the stipe as opposed to toward the margin. The effect is that long slot-like pores are formed.

These are gills, not the typical mazes of D. confragosa!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-16 17:48:59 PDT (-0700)

They are forking and forking and forking, better than in Russula variata. :-) However, I agree that the “gills” look different from those of L. betulina.

Looks like…
By: dario.z (dario13)
2015-08-16 17:45:59 PDT (-0700)

Daedaleopsis confragosa var. tricolor

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