Observation 22288: Fomitopsis spraguei (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Gilb. & Ryvarden
When: 2009-06-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: No idea what this is. On base of living hardwood. Soft, somewhat watery mass. Zoned interior. Turning grey after harvest and when cut. Will continue to observe and post further if anything develops. (Knife handle in third image is 4.5 inches long.)

On revisit to site 4 days after intial photos, the specimen had not grown much. The color had faded. The surface was very wet and was attacting flying insects. The darker colored structure at the center of the pits in the first photo was oozing a light brown foam. New photos are 47617 to 47619.

Did not find any pictures of various Inonotus on the internet that looked simialar to this.

Possibly this is a specimen of something that is being attacked by another fungus. The specimen taken home originally for a spore print (no luck) turned light grey, but this may be the bloom of another fuzzy fungus attacking it.

Images

47450
Note the pits on the surface. Cross sectioned piece at top of photo.
47451
Close up of cross section on right showing zoned interior
47452
Knife handle is 4.5 inches.
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Immature specimens
47617
4 days later
47618
4 days later
47619
4 days later

Proposed Names

50% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
53% (3)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: aka Oligoporus aka Postia
59% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: correct name from this site

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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may be a very young Inonotus sp.
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-19 03:51:43 CDT (-0400)
Guess
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-18 20:03:15 CDT (-0400)

it’s some kind of beefsteak fungus or some polypore in the early stage of development …

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