Observation 155466: Leptoporus mollis (Pers.) Quél.

Collected for the 2013 Four-University Albion Foray (collector unknown). Spotted by Thea Chesney and myself on the ID table and noted for its color, soft/squishy texture and overall curiousness. I detected a faintly sweet odor, but did not check the taste. Solitary fruiting body. No substrate, specific locational or habtiat details known.

Dominant trees of the area:

Coastal Redoowd (Sequoia sempervirens), Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Grand Fir (Abies grandis), Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), Bishop Pine (Pinus muricata), Tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus), Alder (Alnus spp.), Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) and California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica).

Microscopy forthcoming.


Taken on an iPhone 4
Taken on an iPhone 4

Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight
63% (2)
Recognized by sight: pink colors, squishy texture

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KOH reaction?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-12-03 18:51:34 PST (-0800)

In E. North America I would suggest Hapalopilus nidulans.

I wonder
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-12-03 18:25:49 PST (-0800)

how much of what we’re calling Leptoporus mollis is, in fact, Rhodonia (Postia/Oligoporus/Tyromyces) placenta(/us).


Said to be widespread in NA.

Created: 2013-12-12 00:30:39 PST (-0800)
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