When: 2017-05-17

Collection location: West End Regional Park, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

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It’s one of multiple species of crust fungi, but due to age has turned brown and none have that color. In fact the likely identities are all supposed to appear in the next month and not this early so it’s clearly from a previous year.


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By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2017-05-19 14:50:36 CDT (-0500)

I’ve seen Trichaptum biforme often (it seems to grow everywhere and in large clusters), but always as a complete shelf (though small) never as a patch. Looking through other observations I can see this happens sometimes. I suppose when there’s not enough time/nutrients to grow “out” before making the spore bearing surface it just grows flatly like this. Surprising!

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