Observation 221135: Neoalbatrellus subcaeruleoporus Audet & B.S. Luther
When: 2015-10-24

Notes: Vibrant blue Albatrellus(entire fruiting body from cap to stem), visible, large pores, tapered, smooth stipe to minutely hirsute near stem/cap apex. Wavy stem, dense, flexible. Cap: depressed, to hygrophenous, somewhat wavy. Margin incurved and dense. Approximately 5cm tall. Much smaller than A. flettii or any of our usual Albatrellus suspects in this mid elevation understory. Slight discoloration to stem when handled- somewhat brown on stem base towards the bottom.

In dense moss, beneath Western red cedar directly. Other trees in canopy: Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Spruce spp., Maple near streams.

Elevation: 1800ft.

Temp: low 40’s.

No other all “blue Albatrellus” in existence currently except A. caeruleoporus. Perhaps new taxon? Perhaps the same species newly discovered in a different location. Spore printing currently. Microscopy to follow.

UPDATED: See link below for another image and collection from Washington state of A.caeruleoporus from the montane Alpental, WA fungi database- image taken by Match maker creator Ian Gibson.

http://www.svims.ca/...

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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Pore structure completely blue-no staining. Incurved margin. Slight brown to stem when handled.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Pore structure completely blue-no staining. Incurved margin. Slight brown to stem when handled.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Cap context: Dense, firm, margin incurved. Minutely hirsute on cap edge.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Cap margin minutely hirsute.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015

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