Observation 34229: Polyporus gayanus Lév.
When: 2010-02-20
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The same mushroom that is in Observation 33933.

On display at the SDMS fungus fair.

Found growing on dead california live oak log in Ramona, CA. Heavy dense firm flesh. No stalk.

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on second thaught
By: travasskavich (dadvis)
2010-03-02 11:33:44 CST (-0600)

Decurrens had a definite stalk while these two did not the one I found on the ground might vary well have been tuberaster but I’m betting these are gayanus. LOL Gay anus!

tuberaster or decurens
By: travasskavich (dadvis)
2010-03-02 11:23:24 CST (-0600)

I would never be able to find the exact spot in order to find the tuber. I’ll look out for it if I see this again. So far I’ve found three of these two were on wood one was on the ground and they were all under different trees all calif. live oak just different ones.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-03-02 10:57:41 CST (-0600)

Maybe there is a tuber down there.
Check out Polyporus tuberaster to see if it matches.
You might have to dig up the tuber!

woohoo my mushroom
By: travasskavich (dadvis)
2010-03-02 10:36:11 CST (-0600)

Since the fair I found this species again on the ground growing from buried wood. It did have a stem in this case much younger specimin. I also took a bite tasted fairly good kind of a nutty flavor.

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