Observation 87719: Lenzites elegans (Spreng.) Pat.
When: 2012-02-09
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Brownish pore surface is maybe a result of staining on old fruit body.
Used references: Kuo mentions a white version.
As usual, nice photo, Dan. Closeup detail on pores is sharp.
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushroom Expert

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D. ambigua
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-02-13 08:14:29 PST (-0800)
has not been put in synonymy according to Index Fungorum but I think it is the same. One issue discussed on this site in the past is where Trametes gibbosa fits into the discussion of L. elegans. Once I was told by a polypore authority that L. elegans was a subtropical species reaching Ohio as a Northern limit. I think that there were few if any records of this species in New England until relatively recently. It is common now.
Kuo mentions different KOH reactions
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-13 07:52:32 PST (-0800)

for D. confragosa and L. elegans.

Looking at online photos of these two species, it appears they are difficult to tell apart just from photos.

Is D ambigua a synonym for L. elegans (formerly Trametes elegans)?

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