Observation 65344: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2011-04-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on a dead oak. Spores 5-6 × 1.5-2 microns.

Proposed Names

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: as long as the purple isn’t a photographic artifact
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: for polypores of an unknown familial affinity, this name encompasses everything colloquially referred to as a polypore.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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The colors & more info
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-04-10 19:32:44 CDT (-0400)

The colors are accurate, I’d say.

The flesh is thin, little over 1 mm, but tubes add to the thickness; they are about 10 mm long at the base, and progressively shorter towards the margin.

The appearance is leathery, but not too tough. You can move the tubes with your finger.

It looks like this fungus absorbs water. It’s moist and appears as if it may rot rather than dry out in age, but I’m not sure about this.

Finally, there were no young fruit bodies in the whole group. It all looked old.

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