Observation 222538: Spongipellis unicolor (Schwein) Murrill
When: 2015-11-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes:
On Quercus nigra.
Tough flesh but spongy – I could squeeze lots of water from it

Images

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Bottom view
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Arrow points to polypore.
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Top surface.
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Junior
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Section

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
1% (3)
Recognized by sight
47% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Tom Volk; MushroomObserver; MushroomExpert

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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Now. that’s what I call dedication to an accurate identification.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-11-12 09:32:03 CST (-0500)

I’m impressed!

I took a step ladder to the field…
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-11-11 22:41:29 CST (-0500)

and it was still a reach.

Great follow-up, Bill! So hard to tell when something is so high up in a tree.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-11-11 22:11:00 CST (-0500)

I found something 10-12 feet off the ground the other day and could only get a picture by using my camera’s somewhat limited zoom. No way for me to get up in a tree to see the top side. I’m still keeping an eye on it as it grows, however. Glad you could separate the look-a-likes and get a definitive ID.

Fits Spongipellis unicolor
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-11-11 21:29:08 CST (-0500)

per MushroomExpert and MuchroomObserver photos.

Does NOT fit description of Hapalopilus croceus at http://www.messiah.edu/.
1- The cap and pore surfaces do NOT turn reddish-purple with the application of KOH. No reaction: I went back and tested today.
2- Pores are large 1-2 mm, NOT 2-3 per mm.
3- Tubes 3 cm long.
4- Upper surface white, not bright orange at first
5- Pore surface not a bright reddish-orange as photos.
Both S. unicolor and H. croceus are in the family Hapalopilaceae.

Nice find, Bill! These are fairly uncommon but
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-11-11 12:41:03 CST (-0500)

hard to miss when you come upon one. KOH will give you some beautiful reactions (slightly different reddish purples and violets) on pores, tubes, context, and non-fertile surface. Pictures on my ob. # 216176.

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