appears to coming from within the wood as a single unit, not like a slime mold growing up from below – may be related to Meruliaceae – Microscopy is the best I can do at the moment

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23 days later
Hand-held in fading light
Two days after substantial rain, it has turned black
Slime mold and real mold have a feast
Spore SW of center?
Spores on left?
Spore in center?

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Used references: Dr. Leif Ryvarden
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Used references: images on Google

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Microscopy added
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-10-13 21:36:52 CDT (-0400)

Can’t be sure I even have the right spore here. Not much to choose from.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-13 01:00:46 CDT (-0400)

coniferous wood not a requirement for A. heteromorpha. if you really wanted to be sure, I would scope it.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-10-12 20:16:07 CDT (-0400)

How do you feel about Androdia albida?

Probably on Liriodendron tulipifera
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-10-12 20:06:05 CDT (-0400)

No conifers in area at all now. Could have been twenty years ago at least in theory. I am only going on the Wikipedia page for Antrodia which states that all Antrodia but one grow on conifers. I don’t dispute that it could be A. heteromorpha. There are plenty of white crusts near here at this time. None look like this one.

I will try to verify the substrate. There is bark and possibility of leaf (or needle) litter.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-11 20:15:40 CDT (-0400)

put $10 on A. heteromorpha, but did specify that it was a common conifer lover, at least in Europe. perhaps it is not exclusive to this substrate, or the wood here is coniferous.

I am pretty sure this is growing on hardwood.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-10-11 10:38:29 CDT (-0400)

We just had a nice rain and the fruit body immediately turned black. In the day or so since, mold is overtaking it. Curiously, none of the many yellow slime molds that have appeared on it recently seem to have formed any fruit bodies of their own, but that may be circumstantial, as they are easy to miss, short lived, subject to consumption by insects.

Have not found a way to delete images IMG_1716r and IMG_1716!

Beautiful polypore, Martin.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-04 11:11:37 CDT (-0400)

Curious to know it’s name.

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