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Observation 10793: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2008-09-08

Collection location: Madison Heights, Pasadena, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

On the base of the trunk and roots of an old Jacaranda mimosifolia. Surface is minutely tomentose and zoned. Lower surface is pores. The shelves on the base of the tree are quite thick (up to a few inches) and woody; the rosettes growing up from the half-buried roots are only a few mm thick. Flesh and surfaces are K-.


Proposed Names

45% (2)
Recognized by sight: It’s clearly a polypore of some kind. Bottom image (full size) shows white-cream pores. Zoned cap, but fairly large.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: for polypores of an unknown familial affinity, this name encompasses everything colloquially referred to as a polypore.

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