When: 2009-03-07

Collection location: Reserva Nacional Rio Simpson, Aisén, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

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Tim Wheeler saw this while surveying lichens in the Rio Simpson Reserve. Neither of us has a clue. Apparently if you look closely enough you can find some pores in this photo. Anyone care to take a guess? (It is about “the size of a keyboard”, and was growing on a Nothofagus log. This is near Coyhaique, pretty far south in Chile, in rainforest or at least fairly wet forest.)

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Probably way off -
By: Peter Santerre
2011-02-23 23:34:44 MST (-0700)

but the first thing that came to my mind was immature Polyporus squamosus.

too cool!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-23 23:27:36 MST (-0700)

certainly enough for a bump and a fresh look.

I wonder if Tim came across any other mushroomy specimens in his Chilean lichen adventures.

It’s a guess
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-03-08 20:19:11 MDT (-0600)

Although I do think that the pores just haven’t developed yet. I haven’t seen any pictures of the undersides of young specimens (the young caps looks similar) but like you say most of the pictures of older specimens the pores break up and become quite jagged. see

Are you sure?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-03-07 08:45:39 MST (-0700)

Looks like Neolentiporus has rather conspicuous teeth — do you think Tim’s specimen just hasn’t developed them yet? I’m curious what makes you think this is it?