Observation 28085: Panus conchatus (Bull.) Fr.

When: 2009-11-11

Collection location: Indian Tree Open Space Preserve, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Wendy 10

No specimen available

Found on log with Pleurotus ostreatus.



Proposed Names

8% (6)
Recognized by sight: Gills, stipe, cap. Still can’t get a handle on this one: gills strongly decurrent could be some form of Pleurotus, but not a species known to me.
-27% (8)
Recognized by sight: Resembles chanterelle, found on wood
-56% (7)
Recognized by sight: Resembles chanterelle, found on wood
24% (7)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-13% (4)
Recognized by sight: orange color, funneled cap, decurrent gills, clustered growth. well-rotted wood?
-12% (2)
Recognized by sight
2% (4)
Recognized by sight
21% (2)
Recognized by sight: Found on log with Pleurotus ostreatus. These are just old half dried oyster mushrooms with bad color balance.

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Panus seems possible
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-17 04:30:19 CST (-0600)

and more probable than Pleurotus. However, I currently am drying a collection of P. pulmonarius which does have decurrent gills on the stipe and does turn yellowish upon dessication, but is cultivated from wheat straw. Another clue to this observation is that the wood it apparently is growing on is mostly yellowish, suggesting that both the fungus and the mycelium are yellowish, at least as dessicated, while P. pulmonarius mycelium is quite white. The only yellowing is from the wheat straw itself.

Panus conchatus
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-13 14:19:32 CST (-0600)

Appears to have white spores, slight pink/purple tint, finely textured stipe… Most similar white spored, fleshy, saprotrophic fungi (i.e. Pleurotus spp.) would have fallen apart before desiccating in such a well preserved state.

A lot of guesses for a dried out mushrooms lacking many details, haha.

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