Observation 45700: Favolus P. Beauv.
When: 2010-01-23
Herbarium specimen reported


Substrate: wood (unk. taxon)
Smell: soapy, fresh
Spore Color: white

Throughout Latin America, there are scores of distinctly different white, fleshy, lateral, edible polypores growing on wood, all of which get unfairly lumped together as Favolus tenuiculus or variations thereof by one mycologist or another. This is an example of one such polypore which differs sufficiently from F. tenuiculus in heft, solitary (vs. cespitose) growth and general appearance to absolutely warrant more individualized treatment. Though it’s difficult to tell from the photos, spores were wafting in the wind from beneath the cap (a separate burst of exposures rendered into a stop-motion animation only barely demonstrates this). The identity of the insect visitors remains unknown.

Collected for Milton Narváez and BioMindo in Bosque Experimental Nambillo.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from la Universidad Central del Ecuador Fungorium.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Radially-elongated, diamond-shaped pores.
Used references: Dr. Dennis E. Desjardin of San Francisco State University

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Favolus is not depreciated
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-06-15 12:30:58 CDT (-0400)

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