Observation 218184: Polyporaceae Fr. ex Corda
When: 2015-10-01
(43.3581° 73.9444° 360m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Habitat: mixed woods, growing on a fallen log that was once the upper part of a nearby dead tree.
Cap: white, zoned, minutely fuzzy (20x loupe), partially covered with algae, very thin but hard and tough, chemical tests negative.
Pore surface: whitish, flattened.
Pores: mostly elongated – some much longer than wide, 2/mm counted across the narrow dimension.
Stalk: short, lateral.
Spores: 8.3 × 4.8 μm, slightly flattened ovals with interior “C-shape mass” (see photo), print sparse but seems whitish.
Growth habit: individuals and small clusters.


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pore surface
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pore surface closeup
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spores at 100x

Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Used references: "Mushrooms of Northeastern North America” by Bessette, et al.
“Mushrooms Demystified” by Arora
“Mushrooms of Northeast North America” by Barron
MO and other online sources

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Created: 2015-10-08 20:43:20 CDT (-0400)
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