Observation 64076: Bjerkandera adusta (Willd.) P. Karst.
When: 2009-10-04
No herbarium specimen

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By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-05 16:23:35 PST (-0800)

While it’s possible the fungus is B.adusta (which is very variable), it lacked the typical “stacking” of the latter (although it wasn’t clear if the older mushrooms growing all over the place – some could be seen in the picture – are the same species or not – too bad I didn’t pay more attention to them at the time), and was too tiny and brittle, not leathery like B.adusta. We all tend to gravitate to the most common species, but there are many more polypores out there than typical guidebook would show.

By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-04 20:07:38 PST (-0800)

I’ve had many encounters with Postia caesia (or Tyromyces caesius) and have photos of that one too. Mushroom in question here is much smaller (not more than 2.5 inches wide) and very gentle and thin. T.caesius is usually much fleshier, bigger mushroom, athough an outer rim sometimes looks like the one here. Mushrooms here are barely 2mm thick. I was very perplexed by this one – while having pores like the Polypore mushrooms would, the body of the mushroom is very unusual.

Thin and fragile
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-04 19:37:59 PST (-0800)

This mushroom was very thin and fragile, appearing almost transparent (although it wasn’t)

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