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Observation 19829: Fungi Bartl.

When: 2009-03-29

Collection location: Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:21 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Muir Woods, CA (Fern loop)’ to ‘Muir Woods, Marin Co., California, USA’

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on wood at very base of Doug Fir Mother log

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Recognized by sight: similar in color to young Phaelous schweinitzii, but the texture was surprising…
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maybe…but these were more humped than crust-like…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-31 10:52:32 EDT (-0400)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-31 02:36:09 EDT (-0400)

Looks waxy, phlebioid – a Hyphodontia or something like that?

I do suspect that it was some kind of polypore; definitely tough, had the right aspect…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-30 23:34:11 EDT (-0400)

and woody habitat.

collecting at this park (or mutilating the natural features) is not allowed, tho, and there is a sign letting you know about it every few feet, and plenty of international tourists ready to give you the stink eye if you don’t obey. and if it wasn’t right ON the trail you couldn’t really see it….

on the other hand, we saw a lot of cool, unique stuff.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-03-30 22:26:51 EDT (-0400)

This is an interesting photo. Is it a polypore relative? Did you cut one in half?