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When: 2012-07-10

Collection location: Snow Peak, Lacomb, Linn Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bea Wharton (Riverdweller)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

-27% (2)
Used references: Smith, Smith & Weber “How to Know the Non-Gilled Mushrooms”, p. 138. Under Albatrellus pescaprae, as Albatrellus sublividus. Said to be “common on wood of hardwoods, summer and fall, east of the Great Plains.” Reported twice from Northern Cascades in WA, too. Would need microscopy for certainty.

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Does appear to be fairly uncommon.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-12 23:00:22 CDT (-0400)

Might consider taking it to the Forestry Sciences Lab at Corvallis for confirmation. I think you’ll need at least 400x to see spore details of this.

I have saved this.
By: Bea Wharton (Riverdweller)
2012-07-12 16:30:14 CDT (-0400)

But my microscope isn’t working :( I will try to see the spores on low magnification.

Nice find of a RARE fungus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-07-12 16:20:39 CDT (-0400)

I could NOT find this species in Smith, Smith & Weber, but Gilbertson & Ryvarden have a nice write-up on pages 636-638. Microscopically the spores are unique and look sort of like roundish Ganoderma spores. Double walled with struts holding them apart.

What are the micrscopic details
By: Bea Wharton (Riverdweller)
2012-07-12 14:00:40 CDT (-0400)

that would verify this?