When: 2014-05-02

Collection location: Mogollon Rim, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Gray/buff/white zonate hairy thin cap up to 4 cm. with irregular to elongated to tooth-like cream colored pores on dead conifer limbs—possibly Douglas fir— at about 6500’ in habitat that includes ponderosa pine and spruce.
Used references: Kuo, M. (2005, March). Trametes villosa. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trametes_villosa.html
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Recognized by sight: This has the dark colored surface under the hairs, giving it dark zones, not seen in T. villosa.

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Pore surface
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-02-28 08:31:07 PST (-0800)
“Pore surface whitish to light brown, pores round and with age twisted and labyrinthine. 2-5 pores per millimeter” according to Wikipedia. As the colors are a better fit for T. versicolor and I can’t find any records of T. villosa occurring in the west, I think now that T. versicolor is the best name for this obs.

PS Just saw Gilbertson’s reference to pore surface of T. versicolor: ",4-5 per mm, angular to circular, thick-walled; cream to cinereous; tube layer up to 0.3cm thick, colored as flesh and continuous with it, (Gilbertson)

I’m having trouble understanding
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-02-27 20:46:12 PST (-0800)

how the pore surface on this obs is consistent with that of T. versicolor which is described as being whitish tiny round pores in all of the references I can find. Any help would be appreciated.


By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-05-05 16:38:10 PDT (-0700)

thanks for the name proposal and information regarding cap coloring. Can you refer me to a better description of the cap as regards color? I used M.Kuo’s Mushroom Expert where the cap was described as shades of gray and white which seemed to fit as did the habitat on conifers (usually hardwoods with T. versicolor) and the larger angular/irregular to tooth-like pores (tiny on T. versicolor).



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