Observation 27465: Leptoporus mollis (Pers.) Quél.

Found what appeared to be ether hard wood of conifer log covered in this fungi there was no place to make an id on what kind of wood It was. It was in Mixed woods. There is a very fragrant smell, Fruity or almost like sweet fermentation. to them and the turn Red if bruised . The underside is slimy cheesy like. Spore print is white.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lower Tea Creek Willams River area Monogahela N. F. Webster Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Tea Creek Campground, Monongahela National Forest, Webster Co., West Virginia, USA’


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Recognized by sight: Found growing on very old decomposing log
Used references: Arora Mushrooms Dymystifyed page 600
9% (4)
Recognized by sight
-27% (1)
Recognized by sight: I wish I knew what it looks like..

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-08 16:08:11 PDT (-0700)

if you can remember, would you describe the smell as that of chloroseptic? i’ve found a number of vaguely similar, odorous Tyromyces that have resisted 100% identification.

very pungent smell.
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-28 09:50:06 PDT (-0700)

When i came across this i could smell it before i found it. I thought i was n a fruit orchard with fermenting fruit somewhere to be found. then came across this log that just permeated the air. The Texture of this fungi very soft taste not at all as it smell but bitter. It leaves like a cheesy slimy substance on your hands after touching it then turns red where ever you touched it. Real RED like it is bleeding. The smell stays on your hands, took me about 5 times to get that smell off my hands.

Not Tyromyces/Leptoporus mollis
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-28 02:03:56 PDT (-0700)

I don’t know what it is, but it reminds more of a Trametes, maybe infested by Cistella/Hyphodiscus?

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