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When: 2012-07-20

Collection location: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: arebella (arebella)

Specimen available

Habitat: Temperate open forest area, found on forest floor. Oaks, Maples, Eastern White Pine.

Not positive of stick it is attached to but hoping someone will be able to identify the species of tree and maybe make an educated guess as to the type of fungus I have found.

This is the second one I have observed. The surface of the specimen is slightly scurfy, but is not dry or fuzzy. Color is a rich yellow ochre in the pilius center and becomes a burnt sienna toward the margins. Margins also have a fuzzy edge to them. Margins were turned in when I had originally found the polypore, but by the second day it had matured into what I believe is the true nature of what it should look like as a mature specimen.

The pores are quite noticeable and are almost honeycomb. Color is a pale cream but I have noticed the color of the pileus is creeping into the stem, not sure if that’s because my specimen is aging. It is not like anything else I have found.

I thought I had this nailed down as a Polyporus ciliatus, only to find it is not found in the United States!



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