Observation 29334: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2009-12-01

Collection location: Magalia, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: tony (stickyninja)

No specimen available


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Recognized by sight
57% (1)
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Since the brown dust is covering part of the fungi
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-04 21:41:08 CST (-0500)

probably spores.

By: tony (stickyninja)
2009-12-04 19:28:53 CST (-0500)

found this growing on a downed connifer, along a creek. the reddish brown “dust” could be spores, or could be rotting wood.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-02 19:21:51 CST (-0500)

Was this growing on a conifer trunk? On hardwood? What was the size? Could the reddish-brown underneath be a spore deposit? It looks similar to a very old Laetiporus, which more frequently (and much younger) is bright yellow or orange.