Observation 24796: Inonotus dryophilus (Berk.) Murrill

When: 2009-08-27

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These beautiful iridescent polypores were growing from a dead branch on a chestnut oak. The tree was growing from a pile of coal slag in a long abandoned strip mine.


These are the leaves of the host tree.

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what kind of ionotus
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-29 09:17:05 CDT (-0400)

I. dryophilus seems a better match with the pictures I found online, and the oak substrate also supports that name. The iridescent pores are striking on these mushrooms, but it’s hard to show them in a photo. Turning the mushroom in my hand, the pores change color from a deep reddish brown to a silvery beige.

On oak,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-29 05:15:25 CDT (-0400)

likely to be hispidus or possibly dryophilus – what other species do you have there?

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