Observation 294218: Fulvifomes Murrill

When: 2017-10-09

Collection location: Oakman, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

34.5802° -84.6919° 267m

Who: Lisa Kimmerling (L_Kimmerling)

No specimen available

Thick (hardened) polypore covered in lichens and moss. Top appears to be dark while underside is pored and cinnamon brown. Growing in highly rotted wood at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood forest. Not sure if an ID is possible in this state, but any help is much appreciated!



Proposed Names

14% (2)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: A possible host tree candidate would help.
32% (2)
Recognized by sight: on hardwood

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By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-10-14 17:35:39 CDT (-0400)

All we had to go on was the underside I would consider it however seeing the top we can deduce that it is between the two and all else excluded. The basidocarp is pretty prominent.

What about…
By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-10-14 16:49:45 CDT (-0400)


It’s either between
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-10-14 16:17:45 CDT (-0400)

Fulvifomes or Porodedelia however given your region I would say fulvifomes is more common. Phellinus is an older name and should not be used for the Id since the 2 candidates have split from phellinus.

If it were
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-10-14 16:15:10 CDT (-0400)

In pine then it’s not fulvifomes. The morphology for both on top is identical however the bottom on P. Pini is more mazelike and F.Robineae is smooth and circular pores.

By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-10-14 16:10:56 CDT (-0400)

In a mixed hardwood forest? I don’t think there’s enough info for a confident ID without knowing more specifics. Porodaedalea would occur on conifer but the morphology of the pores doesn’t look right in your samples.

Tree type
By: Lisa Kimmerling (L_Kimmerling)
2017-10-14 15:19:31 CDT (-0400)

@donjonson420 : It was likely on conifer if that helps!

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