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.


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

Proposed Names

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

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