Observation 213732: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2015-07-25
Who: wbwarner
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I big surprise for me seeing this in Arizona! Collected from base of partially dead oak about 2.5’ caliper in a canyon bottom, primarily ponderosa pine forest; area was dry with few mushrooms fruiting, but specimen was soft and fresh, about 10" across when collected (and still “young”). When cooked had characteristic Grifola odor/taste. All went into to the saute pot, but a couple small dried fronds were salvaged from the bag I collected it in for DNA. DNA results back fide David Arora: it sorted out in the cladogram closest to Polyporus, not Grifola, and is probably undescribed. Hopefully I’ll catch it fruiting again in the future and will collected proper specimens.

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Meripilus very unlikey
By: wbwarner
2015-08-23 22:25:28 BRT (-0300)

No black staining, context not fibrous. Looked, smelled, tasted like Grifola. David Arora has the specimen and hopefully there is usable DNA to peg it for sure. There are some other (unsubstantiated) reports of Grifola from AZ, but this is the first one I have seen. I previously thought those reports were misdetermined “Polyporus umbellatus” which I have seen (once) in the White Mts. of eastern AZ.

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