When: 2017-06-18

Collection location: West St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

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Half a dozen fruiting on fallen birch branch. Reminds me somewhat of Trametes betulina except these specimens have a gray non-fertile surface that darkens to charcoal gray then black with a brown rim; and the gills are wavy/curly with a unique looking (to me anyway) forked habit at the rim. Maybe another species of Trametes?


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Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: cf. atrocaerulea/grisea

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Thanks, Jimmie. I never thought of a pleurotoid mushroom,
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-06-23 18:02:07 CDT (-0400)

probably because the specimens were so dry, not moist and rubbery. However, after your name suggestion and a little research on my end, I believe you hit the nail on the head. Unfortunately, these specimens are not fresh enough to get to species with any confidence, as you have indicated; but I truly appreciate your eagle-eye to point me in the right direction.

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