Observation 32938: Poria sensu lato

Well I do not like doing this but with this I have no clue, It seems to be growing on Hypoxylon Fragiforma which is on Beech. This is white cottony looking mass growing on the Hypoxlon then spreading to the wood. The fungi appears to look soft but in fact it is rather hard to the touch. I believe it is parasitic, or just taking advantage of the old fruiting bodies of the Hypoxylon. ANY IDEAS ?

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Well, just some ideas…
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-30 07:45:38 PST (-0800)

The way it grows, with poroid areas mixed with fluffy parts without pores, it reminds a bit of Oxyporus corticola (but it’s usually found on aspen, could be something else on Fagus). Btw, how large are the pores?

I haven’t been able to find any particular polypore growing on Hypoxylon or other pyrenomycetes, not on any Nectria species either (the red blobs that can be seen here on the Hypoxylon). This resupinate polypore might just take advantage of the pyrenomycete to gain vertical pore areas.

I think you need to put this under the scope and try to look at spores and cystidia to start with.

Any Ideas ???
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-29 21:47:22 PST (-0800)

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