Observation 61242: Polyporus brumalis (Pers.) Fr.

When: 2008-10-04

Collection location: Indian Lake County Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available



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Thanks for the hint
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-12-26 11:33:13 CST (-0600)

Thanks for the hint – those pics have convinced me now that I have the species in question.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-12-26 11:12:59 CST (-0600)

Click on the pic you want on Mycoquebec and then click on the “Activez la loupe” right above the image. It opens up a magnifying box when you move the cursor over the pic.

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By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-12-26 10:43:57 CST (-0600)

I looked at the species at Mushrooms of Quebec. Pictures are too tiny, but one looks exactly like mine. From what I gather (and the Google traslation from French was really wanting) they talk about velvety surface and/or more hairy one. I don’t know the level of expertise of the author (like myself, he could be just a beginner), but there are no other good choices for this mushroom. There are some European species that were not found in the US (yet). I guess for now we’ll settle on P.brumalis, unless someone offers some revolutionary ideas.

Variable feature?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-12-26 10:10:01 CST (-0600)

Look at the photos here: http://www.mycoquebec.org/... brumalis/ Polypore d’hiver&tag=Polyporus brumalis&gro=6

Probably not
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-12-25 20:54:54 CST (-0600)

I had it identified as such for a long time, until I read several descriptions, including M.Cuo, stating that the edge is supposed to be smooth in this species – that’s one of the ID characteristics. I looked at other pictures all over the place – smooth edges everywhere (or just barely velvety). This guy has very hairy edge, which could be seen above & below on the cap. All the other features say P.brumalis. I’m puzzled.

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