Observation 71024: Inonotus P. Karst.
When: 2011-07-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This strange fungi is still forming into something on the base of an oak tree. there also appears to be a small and dark brown velvety grouping with it beginning to fruit. I will update with daily pics. There are also several red topped yellow gilled bolete types scattered around the rather large oak tree. puffball??

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total transformation. this pic july 16.
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july 4
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july 7
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july 9
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july 10. cauliflower anyone?

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: butt rot, caught in the act of rotting a butt.
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Thanks, Noah
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2011-07-13 09:38:39 CDT (-0500)

See you at NAMA.

Paul
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-07-11 17:05:28 CDT (-0500)

your mushroom sounds like Fomitopsis spraguei, bleeding clear drops, pale color and greenish staining all fit.

I found something
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2011-07-11 11:52:39 CDT (-0500)
very similar in appearance in Staten Island 7/10/11. Like yours, the fungus was grey on the cap and sessile as yours is. On another oak tree I found brown growths similar to the ones in your picture that I assume are new fruitings of the same fungus. They exuded a clear liquid and where injured by bite marks turned blue-green. I collected these and they turned grey overnight in my collection bag!

KOH turns the cap olive yellow, not black like one would expect with Inonotus dryadeus.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for your progressive photography.

I found something
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2011-07-11 11:52:36 CDT (-0500)
very similar in appearance in Staten Island 7/10/11. Like yours, the fungus was grey on the cap and sessile as yours is. On another oak tree I found brown growths similar to the ones in your picture that I assume are new fruitings of the same fungus. They exuded a clear liquid and where injured by bite marks turned blue-green. I collected these and they turned grey overnight in my collection bag!

KOH turns the cap olive yellow, not black like one would expect with Inonotus dryadeus.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for your progressive photography.

could be dryadeus but
By: mike carpenter (carp442)
2011-07-09 09:43:59 CDT (-0500)

I have yet to see it exude the amber juice from anywhere.

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