When: 2015-02-08

Collection location: Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

Specimen available

Specimens were found growing gregariously on both sides of a rotted log, fused horizontally and in shelving clusters. In spite of the fact that they appeared to be old and a bit worse for the winter weather, they were still very flexible. There was one additional specimen on top of the log (see last photo) which appeared quite “disorganized”, for lack of a better word.


Copyright © 2015 jathomas
Copyright © 2015 jathomas
Copyright © 2015 jathomas
Copyright © 2015 jathomas

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Climacodon pulcherrimus has rounded spines that do not form pores. The spines here are flattened and formed by irregularly-shaped pores splitting. This should be identifiable using Gilbertson & Ryvarden’s “North American Polypores”

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Herbert, thanks so much for the ID. That one is new to me, so I’ll
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-12-09 21:53:50 CST (-0500)

be doing some research to learn a bit more about it. As always, I very much appreciate your sharing your knowledge with me. I’ve learned a lot about polypores from you over the last two years.

Django,thank you for digging this one out of the older obs.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-12-09 21:49:19 CST (-0500)

I had only been “into” mushrooms for about 6 months when I posted this one. Hopefully, since then, I’ve become more conscious of details such as the very valid ones you pointed out. I appreciate your thorough explanation. Very helpful.