Observation 66895: Polyporus craterellus Berk. & M.A. Curtis

When: 2011-05-03

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

Specimen available

Caps about 3 inches wide. Slimy. Fruitbody about 2 to 3 inches tall. Kind of tough. Growing on hardwood. Earthy odor. Did not taste.

Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight
-5% (3)
Recognized by sight:
Switz vol 2
Never seen this before, so piqued my interest. Just a guess
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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-05-06 00:40:10 CDT (-0400)

says they occur in the north eastern US and eastern Canada.
(North American Polypores, 1987)

Just wanted to add-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-05 20:41:36 CDT (-0400)

they are not slimy anymore. Seemed like it when they were wet though. Collected them today.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-05 20:31:17 CDT (-0400)

Ive never seen these before… put your two cents in please

Kuo Key
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-04 17:43:19 CDT (-0400)

4. Only rarely growing on wood; recorded only from California and the Southwest; scales raised, with sharp edges; stem with white hairs over the blackish portion; mushroom connected through the wood to a large underground mass of tissue (a “sclerotium”). Polyporus tuberaster

Looks close damon-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-04 12:48:47 CDT (-0400)

except for the sliminess and the locale. Does Polyporus tuberaster have a particular odor or taste? Going to get these tomorrow. Should have collected them in the first place but was laden down with morels.

Any ideas on this?
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-04 11:46:49 CDT (-0400)

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