Observation 25076: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2009-05-30

Collection location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan M

No specimen available

Never id Found in spring on a small tree
very small pores.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-10 04:48:51 CET (+0100)
I don’t understand
By: Jonathan M
2009-10-17 04:11:54 CEST (+0200)

What do you want to explain twizzler?

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-17 02:19:57 CEST (+0200)

odd fleshy one is Ischnoderma resinosum. Drops of colored fluid on the pore surface are common with that one.

By: Jonathan M
2009-10-17 00:06:35 CEST (+0200)

I have completly lost this post sorry…

It clearly not a bolete that sure. I will post a pic of pores but the pic is far from the best.

Soft, and with pores?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-09-10 22:56:34 CEST (+0200)

Is it possible it was a bolete, not a polypore? Some boletes, like Boletinellus merulioides, have lateral stems and grow close to or on trees. Now I don’t think you have B. merulioides specifically (yours has small pores and is right on the tree) but I’m not sure it’s a polypore, either.

A few things to try:

  • If the pore layer separates readily it’s a bolete.
  • If it’s tough and corky with only the edge more fleshy, then given its growth from wood it’s very likely a polypore.
  • If the pores are physically separate hollow tubes next to one another with gaps between, like a bunch of paper towel rolls standing side by side rather than like a honeycomb, it’s likely Fistulina, a very oddball genus of polypores.

A photo of the pore surface could help.

By: Jonathan M
2009-09-10 20:36:41 CEST (+0200)

attached lateraly like ganoderma sp. but was somewhat soft fungus.

I mean soft for a polypore..

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-09-10 15:27:09 CEST (+0200)


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