Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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Proposed Names

-32% (4)
Recognized by sight
-32% (3)
Recognized by sight: Due to the texture of the cap
Used references: Ricardo Valenzuela
Based on microscopic features: We need to see the spores
92% (2)
Recognized by sight: Concentrically zoned, hirsute pileus surface
Based on microscopic features: Ganodermatoid spores

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Cap Surface
By: MycoMuse
2019-12-13 09:00:15 PST (-0800)

Cap decoration is absolutely brilliant, and you can’t truly appreciate the gorgeousness of this mushroom until you zoom in.

By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2019-12-12 23:45:33 PST (-0800)

Congrats on the paper. With your permission i would love to use these photos in my polypore book with your permission. You will get your name credited of course.

new paper published
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-06-02 12:17:43 PDT (-0700)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-11-19 13:08:55 PST (-0800)

Not only has Dr. Robledo come up with a potential ID, he may have recovered the material from the Bolivian National Herbarium. At the moment, we’re trying to reconcile a few discrepancies between one of MycoBank’s descriptions of A. trichodematum and this fungus, namely the lateral stipe attachment and presence of alternating glabrous black zones on the pileus surface. Both are attached below.

Either way, microscopy is probably in this observation’s future, which is simply wonderful.

By: Rex Fantastic (FantasticFungusLover)
2014-08-12 13:56:21 PDT (-0700)

is an absolutely beautiful mushroom.

By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2013-11-08 15:38:59 PST (-0800)
it may well be
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 18:06:18 PDT (-0700)

but I’ve tentatively chosen Polyporus on the basis that Ganodermataceae pores tend to be much smaller than these and seldom if ever decurrent.

edit 4/3/11:
This was too fleshy for anything in the Ganodermataceae. The stem was pretty sturdy but the cap and pores were much softer than a conk. In doing a bit of Polyporus reading for another observation, I’m wondering if this isn’t a neotropical cousin of P. radicatus, as it is the most similar Polyporus member I’ve seen thus far.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-03 17:49:57 PDT (-0700)

are definately going to be busy for the next couple of months!! Great stuff. How come this is not Amauroderma sp?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 16:30:36 PDT (-0700)

which is pretty much what we all said when we found it.

That is
By: John Roper (madjack74)
2010-10-03 15:33:19 PDT (-0700)

the coolest looking thing I’ve seen all day.

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