When: 2009-09-26

Collection location: Wildacres Retreat, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-23 20:49:00 HST (-1000)

google books scanned it, but the text is not viewable due to the book still being in copyright. mind copying a portion of the text for us, Darv?

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-11-23 19:52:14 HST (-1000)

Check out page 402 in Overholts. He learned it from his father.

Overholts, L. O. 1967. The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada. Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 466p.

they did what?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-23 18:47:21 HST (-1000)

i can find no mention of this scenting of parlors. tell us more, Tom.

Cool looking
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-09-30 03:35:59 HST (-1000)

If there was an award for weirdness in the fungi, this one would be a contender!

how can one tell?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-30 03:22:08 HST (-1000)

I’m not in the habit of smelling polypores, either…sorry! The visuals were pretty striking, though.

was it fresh?
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2009-09-29 08:16:52 HST (-1000)

In other words, did it have the very pleasant odor that made this species popular to scent Victorian parlors?

over 70 species of cool and unusual polypores have been collected in this area!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-29 07:09:13 HST (-1000)

their numbers rival the boletes collected there…all documented from over a decade of Wildacres forays.