Observation 24760: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

When: 2009-08-26

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

This is a weird one. It seems to be a polypore, though fleshier than most. It was growing terrestrially with lateral attachment to the ground on a slight slope; probably from buried wood or associated with a nearby tree. (White and jack pine and some hardwoods; Zone 12.)

Underside has somewhat irregular pores with a fine fuzz around the pore mouths. Smaller caps were projecting under the big one. The big one’s top was a mess but these sheltered caps are yellow and somewhat concentrically zoned about their lateral attachment points.

The growth habit resembles Bondarzewia, Hydnellum, and other such oddballs, but the pore surface does not resemble Hydnellum’s spines, nor the convex caps Bondarzewia’s depressed fans.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-27 16:18:47 CDT (-0400)

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