Collection location: West St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]
Growing from a crevice in declining Tartarian Maple, residential area. Cut out a slice for further study; specimen turned from cream to buff after collection. Fertile surface has tiny projections that cannot be seen without a hand lens (less than 0.5 mm.). May be teeth, although they look a bit more furry than toothy and are quite “disorganized.” Specimen is rubbery, dry; context is white, unchanging when sliced. KOH is negative on context and fertile surface. I’m clueless on this one.
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on my second visit … a week after the original observation.
my return to the site/specimens of this observation. I collected another section of the specimen and still could not see any pores UNTIL I bisected it. I don’t believe the pores had yet attained exposure on any surface of this fungus … at least that’s what I think I was seeing. It looked as if they would eventually emerge through the surface which had the gelatinous “hairs” or toothy appearance when I first found these specimens. I returned yet another week later, but unfortunately the fungus had shriveled and dried. However, I think I’ve seen enough to at least identify this specimen as a polypore.
the projections is not the fertile surface, I don’t know where to look for it. The bottom of this specimen is flatly/broadly affixed to the wood. I go by this site about once a week and have been watching the growth. It is young and fresh and continuing to grow. I am hoping that it will develop into something I might recognize. I expected to see pores with magnification but did not. Perhaps they have not yet developed. I’ll add to this post as the growth continues if anything new develops.
what you are calling the fertile surface is in fact sterile. There are no hairy/shaggy hymenophores in fungi that I am aware of. The context tissue looks like Laetiporus. Whatever this is, it appears to maybe not be so fresh. You’re sure there are no pores?
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