Observation 29758: Trametes elegans (Spreng.) Fr.

When: 2009-12-07

Collection location: New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

Specimen available

Found growing on a downed Maple. The underside of the pore surface very maze like. The cap thick fleshy/leathery. spore print white

Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight: found growing on downed maple
Used references: Kou Mushroomexpert.com
Arroa. 1986 Mushrooms Dymystifyed page 588 to 589
Based on chemical features: KOH gray to black in 60 sec.
-36% (3)
Recognized by sight: I have tried the Index fungorum to find some sort of citation and author for D.
ambigua and there appears to be none. In fact the only reference I can find to D
ambigua is in Arora MO on page 589. And that is where i got his name from. My experience with D confragosa it is rather dark in color. Arora makes reference to D ambigua as being lighter color.
94% (3)
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Recognized by sight

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Thanks Irene,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-12-08 21:39:28 CST (-0500)

I remembered it came up in the gibbosa/elegans discussion last year, just didn’t remember what it was now…

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-12-08 03:04:43 CST (-0500)

Daedalea ambigua is a synonym to Trametes elegans

there is a
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-12-07 23:47:29 CST (-0500)

Daedalea ambigua and I think that Lenzites ambigua is a old name for Trichaptum laricinum

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