Observation 24930: Punctularia strigosozonata (Schwein.) P.H.B. Talbot

When: 2009-08-30

Collection location: East Hampton, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

Growing on oak, shelf-like about 7cm long 3 cm wide, the underside looks like a Phlebia. Any ideas?

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21% (3)
Recognized by sight
21% (2)
Recognized by sight
-11% (3)
Used references: Suggested by darv
46% (2)
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interesting, someone should does a microscopic study to know where to go
By: Jonathan M
2011-01-01 22:49:35 EST (-0500)
I believe…
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2011-01-01 22:16:34 EST (-0500)

I believe I photographed the same thing in West Virginia. I had no luck with the ID. Bill Roody has also found and photographed it there. We never had luck with the ID. My photo is at http://mushroomobserver.org/18084?q=3Dmo

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-01-01 21:38:33 EST (-0500)

there is a Meruliopsis in fungi of switz 144, that the top is obviously not like but the underside could give a clue. Maybe there are others in this genus?.. I believe that the topside is much too zonate for the said PUNCTULARIA STRIGOSOZONATA images, and description in mycobank. Why not just send it to T Volk?

Proposed ID
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-01-01 21:00:53 EST (-0500)

I think it’s much more useful to propose another ID, instead of
knocking it back to Fungi sp. Users don’t learn anything from
that. What is your suggestion for genus?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-01-01 13:12:46 EST (-0500)

do NOT have phlebioid hymenium; from the top it looks just like it, but…
Hymenochaete are smooth like Stereum

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-01-01 12:30:28 EST (-0500)

Noah wrote:

> I have asked a lot of people and never gotten a name…

It seems to depend on who takes a look at it before the observation
gets too old & gets kicked down the list — or maybe there just aren’t a
lot of people interested in polypores! And to some, this
is either a “turkey teil” or “false turkey tail.”

Looks to me like this is the same thing … from Darv’s ID

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