Observation 93266: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2012-04-10

Collection location: Dutch Mountain, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Collected and IDed by Phil Yeager, Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club. Specimen is seen here 2 weeks after harvest, and has faded slightly. Formerly Ustulina deusta.

Proposed Names

76% (1)
Recognized by sight
-29% (1)
Recognized by sight: A long-shot.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
I’m now wondering…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-04-10 05:42:22 PDT (-0700)

if this could possibly be the fruit body of Inonotus obliquus. The pores/tubes appear similar to photos of I. obliquus I’ve seen. Specific information about the habitat (should be birch) and the way in which this fungus colonized the substrate would be useful.

Thanks Roo…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-19 10:19:55 PST (-0800)

for the comments. The gray portion in this obs does indeed show pores. I now have a much better concept of the fungus K. deusta.

This does appear to be the same specimen as seen in obs 127733. The person who made this collection probably forgot that I had photographed it and made the post. I’ll ask Phil to take down 127733. The photos here are better.

Same specimen?
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2013-02-19 10:03:03 PST (-0800)

Is this the same specimen as observation 127733?

I don’t think it’s K. deusta, because of the pores. The grey surface on K. deusta should be a dusting of microscopic conidia, not an even surface of little pores. Are there perithecia inside the darker tissue underneath? I’m pretty sure you’ve got a crustose basidiomycete, a polypore. Thanks for the super-clear pictures! It’s hard to tell on things like this without good clear close ups.

See http://mushroomobserver.org/98199?q=14goK for a good example of K. deusta.

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-02-19 08:35:30 PST (-0800)

Disregard first comment. You are absolutely correct. Misread on my part.

Created: 2012-04-24 17:50:17 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-04-10 22:39:09 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 131 times, last viewed: 2017-12-25 10:07:25 PST (-0800)
Show Log