Observation 82655: Merulius tremellosus Schrad.
When: 2011-11-15
Who: BlueCanoe
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in a mixed-age forest of Douglas-fir, western hemlock and western red-cedar, with minor big leaf maple and red alder. Elevation approximately 500 ft. Growing on the cut end of a conifer log.

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Used references: Trudell & Ammirati, Mushrooms of the PNW: p. 266

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By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-04-11 15:05:04 EDT (-0400)

had a look at Michael Kuo’s site and while he describes this as a resupinate species there is a photo that shows imbricate growth, very musch like your photo. That’s why I love the fungi, a surprise often awaits!

No, this is okay.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-11 14:59:02 EDT (-0400)

The only other option would be another Phlebia species like P. radiata or rufa but I think it is tremellosa. Plicaturopsis crispa has a totally different gestalt and an almost pure white hymenophore.

Doesn’t quite look like
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-04-11 14:54:33 EDT (-0400)

Phlebia tremellosa to me. While it can be reflexed, I have always considered it a resupinate species and have never seen an imbricate growth you have here. While the hymenium is merulioid I think it could be another species.

Hard to get a handle on the size, so it might even be Plicatoropsis crispa if it’s really small.

By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-04-11 14:50:04 EDT (-0400)
By: BlueCanoe
2011-11-16 15:57:23 EST (-0500)

It was too interesting to pass up!

Beautiful Pic’s
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2011-11-16 15:53:38 EST (-0500)

Nice fruiting of P. tremellosa to photograph!

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