When: 2007-01-27

Collection location: Novato, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)

No specimen available

The closest I could get was Daedalea quercina in Arora. The genus doesn’t show here …

Proposed Names

53% (1)
Recognized by sight: I guess I’ll “go out on a limb” and call it that. see my comments below.
47% (5)
Recognized by sight: The thickness of the gills/pores is distinctive.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Thick gills
By: Paul Calvert (calvert)
2008-05-23 11:42:53 PDT (-0700)

As I wrote when I proposed the name, the thickness of the “gills” is distinctive for Daedalea quercina. Also you can see that it is “mazelike”. The gills of Lenzites betulina are much thinner (tough but still thin).

Lenzites betulina
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-05-22 14:55:02 PDT (-0700)

The top of the last picture looks exactly like Lenzites betulina should, but the other pictures look odd, possibly because of the angle at which they are growing on the log.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-01-31 22:46:32 PST (-0800)

It looks like Lenzites betulina. Lenzites is monomitic and Daedalea is trimitic so if it could be collected and brought to the SOMA meeting on Feb 22, I would be happy to check it with a microscope. Trimitic has three different types of hyphae and they are very easy to spot with a scope.

I lean towards Lenzites
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-01-30 20:53:58 PST (-0800)

Having read over Arora and looking at various images on the web, I think these are more gill-like than maze-like. I find it really easy to imagine your specimens maturing into something like Darvin’s shot:


Thought I’d done it
By: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)
2007-01-30 10:48:27 PST (-0800)

I was concerned I had somehow deleted it …

Re these specimens — they both seem to be younger than most of the google examples except for this one:

I thought the Lenzites betulina suggestion was a good one but was hoping for more input.

I confess!
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2007-01-29 19:34:03 PST (-0800)

After looking more closely at the “gill” structure in Doug’s image began to doubt my original ID. It doesn’t seem quite the same as the Lenzites betulina. I’ve not seen Daedalea quercina in person but Doug’s specimen looks more like the images of it, online, than Lenzites betulina. Besides I’ve been dying to see what happens when you select “Destroy”. It’s so dramatic!

What happened to debdrex comment about Lenzites betulina?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-01-29 16:17:35 PST (-0800)

That sounded like a reasonable suggestion to me as does the original suggestion. In this case I’d need to lookup the species to be sure which one it is.