Observation 74040: Bondarzewia mesenterica (Schaeff.) Kreisel
When: 2011-08-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Large cluster of stalked polypores that looked much like faded brown Laetiporus sp. at first glance. The tan colored cap and large, visible pores- and the fact that they are very fresh specimens proves otherwise. Fruiting from a large conifer stump with salal bushes.

Could either be Albutrellus sp. or Osteina obducta. 5th image shows specimen I brought home with yellow discoloration on pore surface and white spore print on the table top.

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified (Polyporus, Albatrellus key) pg. 555

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Osteina obducta
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-21 02:44:16 CDT (-0400)

I don’t think this is Osteina obducta – The pores are too large and the cap surface is the wrong color.

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