Observation 93113: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.
When: 2012-04-20
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Just started getting into mushroom identification so i’m not so great with terminology/identification yet but I hope to improve and learn a bit more!

Location: Mixed hardwood forested area with oaks, ashes, and large poplar species. Found growing on a large log with another species that seems to look like the same kind of species but this other one grew more from a stalk out of the log.
Color: Clean white inside when picked. The pores on the underside of the mushroom are a yellowish white color but since I picked it, it’s (bruising) turning a darker frown color.
It also has a very similar mushroom smell that you would expect just like when you buy them in the store.

Images

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pores before being picked
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pore color after being picked and drying out some
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Another species I beive to be the same fond growing next to the other one on the log.

Proposed Names

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: not sure which variation. On hardwood, scaly cap, cream pores.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Polyporus squamosus looks right
By: Shannon (shannon)
2012-04-21 18:48:19 EDT (-0400)

Polyporus squamosus definitely looks right because I saw one that was more shelf-like growing on another log. I got it down to the polypores in my book but my book didnt have that species in it. My friend was pretty sure it was edible too. I also found one a bit more scaly on top that seems to look right.
Thanks a lot!

I added another picture of the other one I saw.

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