Observation 167047: Polyporaceae Fr. ex Corda (Site ID) (Polyporaceae)

When: 2014-06-08

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 dead log, cap ~5 cm, brown when fresh, almost white in age; stem black but not all the way up to the cap


Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight
29% (3)
Recognized by sight: Hi Penny, I saw a lot of these over the weekend and some one the way home. I found some with a bright yellow cap back in ’12.
30% (2)
Recognized by sight
2% (2)
Recognized by sight

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While in Polyporus world…
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-06-09 21:39:01 CDT (-0400)

I just uploaded two more images to MO#166446 that show the black foot on a very short, off-to-side stalk. Sorry about image quality.

Based on Irene’s
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-06-09 21:28:38 CDT (-0400)

comment (on #59040), it was probably not P. melanopus because it was not fleshy at all, and the stem was not velvety. I could collect the specimen next weekend if it is still out there where I left it.

Thinking back to this:
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-09 21:12:38 CDT (-0400)

Observation 59040

makes me wonder how best to apply our several black-footed polypore names to our several black-footed polypores…

edit: and if Irene is right (when is she not?), this is not likely P. leptocephalus on account of far more than just the base of the stem being black.

Thanks Martin!
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2014-06-09 21:08:08 CDT (-0400)

This one was shining up at a sunbeam, not many other things fruiting yet in Culpeper.

Created: 2014-06-09 20:07:44 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-06-09 21:47:27 CDT (-0400)
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