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Growing out of aspen around base.

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Layer?
By: Herb (HerbM)
2017-08-23 10:41:58 CDT (-0500)

I could not see clearly differentiated layers only what is visible in the cross section pics. I have since chopped up the specimen for use in a medicinal tincture. Thanks for all your inputs.

Layers?
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-08-20 21:56:42 CDT (-0500)

Can you make out any layers? Seems much thicker than G.lobatum.

G.applanatum has distinct layers, which I am not seeing here. G.brownii would have fainter more subtle layers, that can be rather hard to distinguish. G.lobatum is an annual species and therefore remains somewhat small and thin and likely rarely makes it to a second year so no layers.

The host was still alive.
By: Herb (HerbM)
2017-08-20 20:56:59 CDT (-0500)

It has been over a week and the white bottom turned brown. The host was still alive. I just added a photo of a cross section maybe that can shed more light on this.

Herbert Baker
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-08-16 20:47:58 CDT (-0500)

Do you think that G.brownii could be a possibility? Or do you think the Rocky mountains creates a significant enough barrier? I got a similar mushroom in the adspersum group sent to me from Arizona, I tentatively gave it the ID of G.brownii. I forget how much difference if any there is in the spore size of the two.

HerbM

I suspect that if you scope the spores on this specimen you will find that they are larger than G.applanatum.

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