When: 2012-05-10

Collection location: Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Adam Arendell (julius)

No specimen available

Not sure if this is termite or carpenter ant damage or fungus.

Update to photos 6/11/12: Host tree is Acer saccharinum “Silver Maple” or Hybrid Red Maple.

Species Lists


Proposed Names

31% (3)
Recognized by sight
15% (3)
Recognized by sight
76% (6)
Recognized by sight
Used references: “Ptychogaster cubensis, a Wood-Decaying Fungus of Southern Oaks and Waxmyrtle” Davidson, Campbell, Weber
23% (2)
Recognized by sight

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a great match
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-12 03:12:01 MST (-0700)

the paper says it all. nice find, maple health notwithstanding.

Great info vjp
By: Adam Arendell (julius)
2012-06-11 08:38:37 MST (-0700)

Bad news for the Maple in my yard.

By: vjp
2012-06-11 08:32:44 MST (-0700)

A wood-decaying fungus of importance to Florida hardwoods” specifically mentions it growing from Acer saccharinum.


bad hair day.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-11 08:23:49 MST (-0700)
Host tree is a Silver Maple
By: Adam Arendell (julius)
2012-06-11 08:22:09 MST (-0700)

Acer saccharinum or a Red Maple hybrid “Freeman Maple”.

By: vjp
2012-06-10 22:01:18 MST (-0700)

anyone know what kind of tree that is?

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-06-09 14:17:04 MST (-0700)

Very cool fungus! The reference vjp listed is from 1942, Mycologia 34: 142-153

looking at the microscope would clarify a lot of things…
By: Jonathan M
2012-05-10 18:47:32 MST (-0700)
looking at the microscope would clarify a lot of things…
By: Jonathan M
2012-05-10 18:47:30 MST (-0700)
I like it
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2012-05-10 18:29:12 MST (-0700)

Very cool!

too true
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-05-10 16:23:32 MST (-0700)
Looks like “Animal”
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-05-10 15:53:32 MST (-0700)

… or someone painted a Hericium orange …

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