When: 2017-08-11

Collection location: Bulverde, Texas, USA [Click for map]

29.7458°N 98.3823°W 321m [Click for map]

Who: Jared McRae (redeye311)

No specimen available

Growing on oak. Quercus fusiformis


Update: Sample 1 ~ 8/2717 ~ the rain from Hurricane Harvey has influenced a growth spurt. Notice the guttation.
Sample A ~ 8/11/17
Sample A ~ 8/11/17
Sample A ~ 8/11/17
Sample 1~ 8/11/17
Sample 2 (on the left) ~ 8/11/17
Sample A on top (destroyed) see photo below.
Update: area destroyed by animals looking for bugs to eat. (Damnit!)
Update. Sample 2 ~ 8/15/17
Sample 1 ~ 8/15/17
Sample 1 ~ 8/20/17
Sample 2 ~ 8/20/17
Sample 3 ~ 8/20/17
Sample 1 ~ 8/25/17
Notice the white spores near the bottom side.
Sample 2 ~ 8/25/17
Sample 3 ~ 8/25/17

Proposed Names

76% (2)
Used references: “Morphological and molecular identification of a new species of Truncospora (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) in North America.” Phytotaxa 257.1 (2016): 89-97.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Add Comment
Damned squirrel!
By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-08-14 20:52:25 -03 (-0300)

Or maybe a bird destroyed the area in the branch that the largest shelf was growing on. I think they were after bugs. I’ll add a photo to the obs. for clarity. Only the largest was lost..The other smaller material is still growing.. Just can’t believe it. I’m hopefull that the rest will grow without incident.

Pore size
By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-08-13 02:57:40 -03 (-0300)

The pore surface in sample in obs. 282498 was a little over (edit) 2 cm across if that helps. I haven’t taken a ruler to the pores specifically. Just under an inch.

By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-08-13 02:51:08 -03 (-0300)

I don’t have the equipment but you’re welcome to a sample.

Erlon, What’s your opinion on
By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-08-12 21:08:14 -03 (-0300)

Something found last year. Was already in dry conditions.

By: Jared McRae (redeye311)
2017-08-12 14:41:46 -03 (-0300)

This is growing in my back yard on an oak. I’ve been pouring bucket water on it to keep moisture levels. I plan to follow it’s progress and eventually add cross-sections and chemical tests. There are about 4 otheer spots I can see for future growth.