When: 2017-05-25

Collection location: Queeny County Park, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

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On deciduous snag in mixed riparian woods.


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Thanks Debbie
By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-06-09 20:48:29 CEST (+0200)

…….and Joe. I’ve ordered it and it is on the way. I appreciate the information a lot.


pdf of new PNW Polypore book may be downloaded for free
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-09 20:21:44 CEST (+0200)

Joe Cohen of MO just posted the link on the MO FB site.


If it was me, though, I’d request a hard copy form the publisher, if you can get it. Nicely bound, nice color reproductions and that printer ink ain’t cheap, eh?

Hi Steve
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-09 19:13:15 CEST (+0200)

Funny you should ask. I just wrote about it in relationship to MO this very morning. I have only just received my copy, and merely glanced through it, altho I did look up Fuscoporia gilva, hence my questions here.

No book is without errors, so don’t let this small one color your ideas of what a nice book it is. But I am no polypore expert, although I do take photos of and make observations of many many different species of fungi. Doesn’t mean that I necessarily have a deep knowledge of it!

We are all learning, every day.

The thrust of my morning emails was that this wonderful site that we all use and love was the source of many of the wonderful polypore photos used in that book. In other words, what we do here DOES matter in the larger sense of the world.

Collaboration is the heart of MO. I think that by and large we all do a fine job here, helping each other, sharing both info and photos, and even sometimes getting into pitched taxonomic or even philosophical battles! We argue because we CARE!!!

The original letter was posted to the MO discussion Facebook site, in praise of MO; another version was sent to the BAMS list this am, titled" “A Love Letter to MO.”

Both are available to read online in those public groups:


I will eventually read this book more deeply and probably review it somewhere. But if you want an polypore insiders view, someone who can critique that book with an insider’s knowledge, I would ask Darvin DeShazer.

By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-06-09 18:14:19 CEST (+0200)

I was interested in your thoughts of Polypores of British Columbia – which looks like a new book. Care to share comments about the book.

Cool! I always appreciate your asking how an
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-06-09 17:23:57 CEST (+0200)

ID was determined. Sometimes when we see so many of a species we tend to get casual about the ID. Questions keep us from getting too cursory or superficial with our finds. Thanks for keeping me on my toes:)

I absolutely don’t, Judi.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-09 16:57:05 CEST (+0200)

Just using my copy of the brand new Polypores of British Columbia to go deeper on YOUR obsie, and saw that its range (there, at least) was apparently restricted to the west.

No skin in this game, just curious.

Always appreciate your fine obsies and curious, easygoing nature.

Aw, schucks, Debbie. You can’t keep all
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-06-09 16:31:33 CEST (+0200)

the shelf fungi to yourself there in California:) We have a ton of what I originally learned as Phellinus gilvus in Missouri. As you know it likes Oak and we have abundant oak-hickory woods here. I learned to recognize this small conk by its mustard yellow rim, russet pore surface with tiny — 6-8 pores/mm., and its orangey context that immediately blackens with KOH. Lincoff says its found throughout North America, but I can only speak for the Midwest. It’s in all the woods here. I have posted it at least a dozen times, although I admit to finding it most often in an aged state where the surfaces — especially the fertile surface — have blackened. The following are a few of my other obs.: observation 212947 , observation 248534, and observation 268809. Do you have another ID in mind?

how did you make this ID, Judi?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-09 04:44:40 CEST (+0200)

Gilva is supposed to be a western polypore.

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