Observation 54957: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2010-10-06
Who: Jonathan M
No herbarium specimen

Notes: on maple tree , odd yellow drops.

Proposed Names

-14% (5)
Recognized by sight: the sweating and the attachment to the tree
34% (5)
Recognized by sight: Just another thought
-42% (3)
Recognized by sight: no consensus on any of the proposed names (altho Irene’s looks like the best fit…kinda). What would be the best non-commital name for an unidentified polypore?
12% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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this one will be one of my favorite mistery.
By: Jonathan M
2011-05-05 21:53:28 EDT (-0400)
I’m not sure why they sweat…..
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-05-05 21:17:23 EDT (-0400)

But I have never seen Fomitopsis pinicola sweat out of the top, let alone appear to be entirely covered in pore surface at that age.

In my experience, I have also never noticed the sweat to have any color.

When I tasted it, it was mildly acrid.

I don’t know what is up with this oddball.

why do polypores sweat…?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-05 20:47:25 EDT (-0400)
Polyporales or Polyporaceae
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-10-09 05:39:02 EDT (-0400)

would be a better name to use if the genus is unknown. Polyporus is a genus of its own, and I’m not sure that this one belongs there.

I found
By: Jonathan M
2010-10-08 16:09:24 EDT (-0400)

this in another forest another white “sweeting” polypore http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/80066?obs=34332&q=2J3u

both don’t have good consensus however…

The lilac mushrooms are
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-10-08 07:47:15 EDT (-0400)

Laccaria ochropurpurea

I’ve seen it get pretty big.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-07 21:58:45 EDT (-0400)

What are the pink mushrooms in your avatar?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-10-07 21:37:37 EDT (-0400)

is never this massive. Many polypores exude liquid when growing rapidly.

Seems to me
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-07 21:28:02 EDT (-0400)

it can be quite pale, even mainly whitish, when young.

because ischnoderma is red.
By: Jonathan M
2010-10-07 16:44:44 EDT (-0400)
What makes you think it’s not Ischnoderma resinosum?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-06 21:57:17 EDT (-0400)
thanks so what now?
By: Jonathan M
2010-10-06 21:53:37 EDT (-0400)
on Maple?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-10-06 21:29:33 EDT (-0400)

Not known to fruit on Maple, at least in the west. The drops are common, but only on the pore surface on the Pacific Coast. I have never seen the yellow in this photo and the length of the cap is too long to stay white. It should have some color by now. I doubt it is Fomitopsis.

Great photo Jon…
By: Hamilton (ham)
2010-10-06 19:03:53 EDT (-0400)

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