Observation 98888: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2012-07-01
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Notes: This large fungus was found a few feet from a large oak tree. The nearly circular cap was 10" across and up to 2 1/2" thick. The upper surface was partly covered with lumpy white areas. The rest consisted of firm, dark brown somewhat crumbly material, similar to the flesh on cross section. The underside was partly covered with tiny white to brownish, round pores. The 2’ thick short stalk, identified by the point of a knife, was offset almost to the border of the cap. Most of the remaining cap stalk had been underground and had been severed while digging up the specimen. Many blades of grass were imbedded in the top and unceerside of the fungus. Two other similar but smaller fungi were nearby, the smaller being entirely white above and seemingly attached directly to the tree bark at the base.

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Created: 2012-07-01 20:59:34 CDT (-0400)
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