Observation 278492: Polyporales sensu lato

Notes:
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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Context with fertile surface visible on top.
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In situ
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The five images below the in situ photo were taken
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-11-03 14:01:50 CDT (-0400)

on my second visit … a week after the original observation.

Danny, just getting around to posting the images from
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-11-03 14:00:08 CDT (-0400)

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.

sounds good
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-06-11 14:43:54 CDT (-0400)
Hi Danny, Thanks for your comments. if the top surface with
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-06-11 14:38:47 CDT (-0400)

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.

I think
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-06-11 14:08:33 CDT (-0400)

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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