When: 2014-09-16

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

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An extensive “bumpy” crust fungus associated with Polypore caps on an 8" dead log in woods. Probably two different species; a polypore (perhaps Trametes versicolor) and a crust fungus made up of tiny spheroids that seem to coalesce into the crust. Would appreciate help in ID.

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2 separate species would be my guess.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-27 22:36:15 -05 (-0500)

Would need to see the spore-bearing surface of the polypore to be certain it was Trichaptum. The crust-fungus composed of “tiny spheroids” is a second fungus. Not sure how Trichaptum arrived at. Could just as easily be Stereum, I would think.

Two organisms or one?
By: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)
2014-09-27 12:38:01 -05 (-0500)

Is the bumpy crust seen here a separate organism than the polypore Trichaptum or is it a separate organism, and if so what is it?

I think you’re right, Bob.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-18 22:34:38 -05 (-0500)

Looks like 2 different fungi here. Stereum or Trametes for the Polypore caps. Crustose fungus for the other.