When: 2009-03-24

Collection location: Western Ozarks, Delaware Co., Oklahoma, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dante Fenolio (Dante)

No specimen available

The observation took place in October 2008, Delaware County, Oklahoma (Oklahoma Ozarks). The fruiting bodies were found at the base of an oak tree but not growing out of the trunk. The forest type was a mixed pine/oak western Ozark forest. They were relatively large and both branches formed a cup (see image with person for scale). They looked very “marine sponge like” and had small pores all over the surface. I would appreciate any assistance that can be given with ID.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Delaware County, Oklahoma (Western Ozarks)’ to ‘Western Ozarks, Delaware Co., Oklahoma, USA’

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Abortiporus biennis or Ceriomyces terrestris if you prefer.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-25 00:41:19 MST (-0700)

it should be explained that Sporotrichopsis terrestris is the anamorph – the conidial stage – of Abortiporus biennis.

It reminds of
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-24 13:13:49 MST (-0700)

the crazy formations that sometimes can be seen in Abortiporus biennis.