Notes:
Growing at the base of a large, urban oak tree that lacked obvious symptoms of disease. Soil rocky and compacted (in an unpaved alleyway). Entire specimen about 30 cm across and 20 cm high. Fronds up to 5 cm broad. Odor fresh, moist and earthy but not distinct. Some pores present but ragged and hard to discern as most have deteriorated or been eaten by slugs. Pores less than 1mm across and shallow. Flesh concolorous with caps, marbled showing waves of growth. Fleshy, not tough.

Unfortunately the specimen was in poor condition, but I felt that the novelty of encountering a mushroom like this in a west coast city warranted it worthwhile to post.

I HAVE SINCE OBSERVED THIS MUSHROOM FROM THE SAME TREE IN OCTOBER OF 2017 AND 2018 IN PRIME CONDITION, AND IT IS CONFIRMED TO BE Grifola frondosa. IT IS VOUCHERED IN THE UBC HERBARIUM, SUMBITTED BY PAUL KROEGER***

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