When: 2009-10-21

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

No specimen available

A small to medium size shelf mushroom found in a cluster on a dead hardwood log. The upper surface was red with a narrow white rim. The undersurface had a very coarse maze pattern and ranged from white to yellowish.

I’m calling this Daedaleopsis confragosa but am worried about the red color and the very coarse maze pattern. Any other ideas?

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Bob, I repeat
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-24 22:55:01 CEST (+0200)

my mail can’t get through your mail server because they have some stupid spam block.. Keep posting your pictures here, lichens or whatever, and I’m sure you’ll get answers if they are possible to ID.

thanks for the correction, Irene.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-22 20:38:09 CEST (+0200)

Phlebia did seem a bit phlabby to be a polypore, but it also seems rather plump for a crust! But I bow to your superior fungal knowledge and other great minds who have puzzled this one out.

Whatever its general classification, it is a very handsome fungus.

I agree
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-22 19:54:51 CEST (+0200)

It’s a beautiful mushroom and very good photos that makes it easy to ID.

This is not really a polypore, it’s a corticioid fungus. The hymenium in those can be smooth, warty, spiny, or like in this one, wrinkled to almost poroid, but not built like the pores in a polypore.
(FYI Bob, my mail to you is bouncing..)

beautiful collection of Phlebia incarnata…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-21 20:50:40 CEST (+0200)

and very distinctive with that beautiful rose and white coloration.

don’t be worried…be happy! this is one of the rare, unmistakeable polypores, at least in youth.