Observation 52558: Albatrellus ovinus (Fr.) Kotl. & Pouz.

When: 2010-09-11

Collection location: Mount Hood, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

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On ground in a conifer forest. The shape of this—-what looked to me like an Albatrellus at first—-is an awful mess. Arora’s key in MD led me to Abortiporus biennis. I would appreciate if someone could confirm or correct. At many places, the pores almost become gills.

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Pores like gills
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2010-09-13 02:33:59 EDT (-0400)

Thanks, Darvin. I read about A. ovinus on M. Kuo’s site and the reaction with KOH: the flesh does turn yellow immediately. I’m still puzzled by the pores. Is this degeneration into a gill-like arrangement a common phenomenon?

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