Observation 58323: Royoporus badius (Pers.) A.B. De
When: 2010-11-08
No herbarium specimen

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-03 13:26:13 PDT (-0700)

Thank you for the link and the comments.
As for the youth comments….
I found and took the first pic only. no underside. any comments on youth were because of lack of a pic of underside. A few days later I was back to it, took the second and third photo, no change. Thus the ‘youth of it’ in the comments was never really relevant. It was an assumption on my part to try to understand it’s gestalt when I hadn’t actually recorded all the details. Chalk it up to green.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-03 12:55:47 PDT (-0700)

prop that sucker up with some toothpicks. problem solved.
That dude just has poor posture.

We got dome droopers here:

Also, i wouldnt say that these were the youth…. based on the fact that the stipe is now almost all black. It usually starts black at the base and increases… so i wouldnt expect much change from old to old.

so everything is R. badius
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-03 12:44:26 PDT (-0700)

even in this example where after a week it never changed shape.
Can someone please point to anything that describes the droopiness of the cap as shown here to be a characteristic of R. badius.
I don’t mind being wrong or green or even stubborn….

Question about consensus
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-03 12:36:37 PDT (-0700)

How can this observation remain R. badius when the community vote is higher for Polyporus? 45% vs 44%?

OK. Probably Polyporus at least.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-11-11 15:59:17 PST (-0800)

Not P. varius in my experience, with the droppiness of the cap. Might be a species novum here. Probably best to collect and dry it if you can, Britney. You just might have found your first new species!

Another look
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-11 12:05:21 PST (-0800)

I was able to return to this spot and it’s been several days. Still the same gestalt. I added a picture of the underside. .

You may have been there the right hour.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-11-10 08:17:51 PST (-0800)

P. various grows very rapidly at first, and I’ve rarely seen this stage (if it is a stage) of P. varius. Did bring it into the Oregon Mycological Show once, but no one wanted to identify it. Maybe it’s one of those annoying species novum?

Polyporus indeed
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-10 07:22:10 PST (-0800)

I see Polyporus varius frequently, but always more open. The ‘youth’ of this one is what caught my eye!

Growth on wood and coloration
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-11-09 17:17:17 PST (-0800)

reminds me of a very young Polyporus varius. But would need to see the hymenium for better guess. I rarely see P. varius this young: usually is it quite upright, and becomes nearly instantly planar.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-09 04:55:20 PST (-0800)

I don’t have a picture of it’s underside.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-08 23:53:02 PST (-0800)

Do you have a pic of the underside?

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