Observation 11647: Poria sensu lato

When: 2008-09-27

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

The heavy white spore deposit caught my eye. This thing was on a fallen pine branch.

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-16% (3)
Used references: Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, p. 421 (photo 586). Described as "Thick and sheetlike, with projecting, wooly, white cap; gelatinous below, with orange to pinkish, porelike surface.
79% (1)
Recognized by sight: This poroid fungus is definitely not a Phlebia. It is a polypore. However, without a microscope it is difficult to tell which one of the 50 white resupinate polypores it is. So I named it Poria sp., the old (defunct) genus for resupinate polypores.

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