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Observation 10994: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2008-09-07

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

These were on a fallen birch branch. As is often the case with polypores, when one grew at the top of the branch it started to form a rosette rather than a single shelf.

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Proposed Names

-13% (2)
Recognized by sight
25% (3)
Recognized by sight: for polypores of an unknown familial affinity, this name encompasses everything colloquially referred to as a polypore.
11% (3)
Recognized by sight: Most similar-looking polypores in this area that have been examined more closely have proved to belong to Trametes.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2013-12-05 20:49:31 CST (-0600)

What is your basis for claiming it can’t possibly be Trametes, Danny? Please state specific field characters evident in this observation that, in your opinion, combine to rule out Trametes.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2013-12-05 17:36:50 CST (-0600)

What is your basis for claiming it can’t possibly be in Polyporaceae? It’s very likely to be Trametes, which according to Wikipedia is in Polyporaceae.