Observation 84700: Sparassis Fr.
When: 2011-10-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In an open area under a pine tree.

Images

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With KOH
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Hymenophore
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Hymenophore
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Spores 1000x
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Spores 1000x
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Spores 1000x

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
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Used references: Gerhard Koller
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth, elliptical, inamyloid, small

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Bondarzewia
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-17 18:17:01 CST (-0500)

has ornamented spores, right?
Somehow this looks like a Sparassis too.

meripilus
By: Larry (knowyourmushrooms)
2011-12-16 13:59:55 CST (-0500)

this looks like M. gigantea to me, it occurs on the ground, if roots are buried? Looks like a very young specimen, KOH rxn should slowly blacken, slowly as does drying rxn.
spores are 5-7x 4-5 m
also maybe Bondarzewia sp? Still, it looks like a youngish specimen, no?

Good guess but the spores don’t match
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-12-16 03:56:38 CST (-0500)

I would expect ascomycete spores to be much bigger, and the spores for Peziza proteana are listed as being twice the size that these are. These spores are 5 – 6 × 4 – 5, unless I messed up and scoped them at 40x, which is unlikely. I scoped the hymenophore for quite awhile and didn’t see any asci. I think it had basidia.

Something like
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-12-16 02:06:41 CST (-0500)

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