When: 2012-04-10

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Collected by Phil Yeager.

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Thanks Paul and Irene
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-04-26 11:27:40 CDT (-0400)

for spending time trying to get a handle on this one. At least we now have a few ideas to consider.

Two different species
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-26 06:30:42 CDT (-0400)

on this piece of wood.
My guesses are that the spiny one is a Trichaptum, the pale and poroid one probably Antrodiella parasitica, growing as a parasite on Trichaptum and spreading on adjacent wood.
Other Antrodiella species are possible too, it’s a difficult genus.

After a second thought, I withdraw that suggestion, it doesn’t have to be connected with the Trichaptum, and the Antrodiella should be a rather tough species, not cracking like this.
Microscopy is a good idea..

By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-04-25 23:49:46 CDT (-0400)

meant Schizopora.

By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-04-25 23:49:45 CDT (-0400)

meant Schizopora.

Paul, I see what mean about the poroid appearance.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-04-25 20:52:22 CDT (-0400)

But I don’t understand the Schizophyllum suggestion. The only Schizophyllum that I know is S. commune, and none of the manuals mention any other species in this genus.

Looks kinda poroid
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-04-25 19:41:40 CDT (-0400)

for a Corticium. I would be inclined more toward Schizophyllum.

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