When: 2014-01-12

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53°N 78.15°E [Click for map]

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting on white oak log. Tree died in 2012.


Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Hemispherical shape, pored hymenium, growth on oak wood.
28% (1)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.
61% (2)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.

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Probably unnecessary, Penny.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-18 06:26:55 WIB (+0700)

Trametes pubescens seems likely, if not certain. Fruiting already? May have caused part of the tree death.

Pores were
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-01-18 04:35:40 WIB (+0700)

cream colored, not yellowish, and I did not notice staining when handling. I will be back at the site tomorrow and can collect a specimen if desirable. Thanks!

T. pubescens
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-18 02:39:11 WIB (+0700)

would appear to be a good fit here, Penny. Although I have not collected it or seen it before.

How would you describe the
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-18 02:19:13 WIB (+0700)

pore surface color? Cream? Yellowish? Did the pores stain color when handled?

The shelves were
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-01-17 19:44:08 WIB (+0700)

about 8 cm across… on the large size. Sorry I forgot to include this!

Depending on width
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-01-17 19:04:27 WIB (+0700)

and thickness, could be anything from Stereum to Polyporus. Nice lichens too, Penny.

Need approximate size of fungi to give better sense of what it is.