Observation 64256: Oligoporus obductus (Berk.) Gilb. & Ryvarden
When: 2011-03-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: These were growing on an old mossy stump in a mixed hardwood area.
They were somewhat petal-like with short flattened stems, each petal around 2-3 cm wide and stems around 2 cm.
They were tough-spongy and the caps were almost suede-like.
The pores were fairly small,~ 2-3 per mm.
The spore were white and small, ~4.0 X 2.0 microns and almost oblong but one end tapering.
I don’t believe the spores were amyloid but I could only test them with a Iodine-KI solution.
The cap surface hyphae seemed to have long hair-like strands(trichoderm?).
The taste seemed mild.
So far no luck in finding a match in the Tyromyces, Oligoprus or Spongiporus references that I’ve searched.

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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-03-11 22:57:08 EST (-0500)

It also keys to Oligoporus obductus in Gilbertson & Ryvarden, North America Polypores, but the size of your spores do NOT match. They should be 5-6.5 × 2-2.5 µm.

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