Observation 94037: Fistulina hepatica (Schaeff.) With.
When: 2012-05-06
No herbarium specimen

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I’ve seen pores both red and white.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-05-08 04:40:34 BST (+0100)

But not the golden shade this obs. has. Also, the surface color does not come close to the fresh-liver color (and sort of the same texture). Some material similar to NA in Oz is perhaps not the same material in both places.

I.e. in Oz Laetiporus sulphureus can be poisonous when growing on eucalyptus. But then L. coniferoides was not known then. Makes me think possibly the Oz material may be a separate species here too. Just a guess, though.

Bleeding
By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-05-07 23:04:22 BST (+0100)

If you look just above the pools that are present in the third pic you can see were a blade of grass was lying across it. As soon as I removed it, it started oozing from there. The top was quite soft and squishy, and the bottom had a biscuit sort of texture to it.

Pore colour was creamish to yellow. The species does occur in Australia with reasonable frequency.

Cheers,

Tex.

it’s already bleeding..
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-05-07 17:19:39 BST (+0100)

and looks a lot like this material by the late Ryane Snow:

http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/55081?obs=24789&q=DiZZ

But wait, from OZ???

Maybe not, then. The tube/pore surface is yellow here, white in NA sightings.

Close, anyway.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-05-07 17:16:40 BST (+0100)

Doesn’t have the blood-red color F. hepatica does in my area. Did you cut this? It should “bleed” if you cut it. Also, F. hepatica is said to have a high Vitamin C content. Does it taste like ascorbic acid?

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