Observation 17496: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2009-01-28

Collection location: Santa Barbara, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jon Kent (JON)

No specimen available

Growing on wood chips in fairly dry soil.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:37 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Barbara, CA, USA’ to ‘Santa Barbara, California, USA’


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By: Mycoamaranthus
2009-01-29 01:07:10 CST (-0500)

By a process of elimination I suggest Abortiporus biennis (Bull.) Singer, extremely variable,sometimes in urban settings (reported on wood chips by Phillips). The pore surface color (slightly rufescent?) and form in photo are compatible; pilei are much paler than shown on Mykoweb but see these photos:




A variable species, indeed.

Are those pores?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-01-28 17:01:50 CST (-0500)

Wish you have a better photo of the fertile surface, are those pores? They kinda look like pores, and not teeth/spines. This looks a little like Bondarzewia montana, but that one should be mycorrhizal, and in the ground, not on wood chips, I believe… does someone else have another suggestion?