Observation 24124: Polyporus varius (Pers.) Fr.
When: 2009-08-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Note different stages of maturity, all fruiting from the same downed tree branch.

Proposed Names

89% (5)
Recognized by sight
-22% (4)
Used references: Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified, p. 562-3 lists P. badius, P. elegans and P. varius. The top 2 photos here appear to show a very young specimen, the bottom photo seems definitive for P. badius, with tan to chestnut-brown cap, with mostly black stipe compared to a black “foot” for P. varius or P. elegans. The clincher would seem to be the bottom photo, which shows a lobed specimen. Photos may show 2 species. Upper photos seem to show either P. elegans or P. varius; but bottom photo P. badius.

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By: Timoteo (Timoteo)
2009-08-08 17:56:46 PDT (-0700)

I think this is Polyporus varius, check out kuo’s page on the species.

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