Observation 296244: Poria sensu lato

When: 2017-10-20

Collection location: Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

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On downed decorticated pine tree.


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Thanks Dan
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-10-30 17:05:37 PDT (-0700)

Your information and comments are greatly appreciated.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-10-30 16:17:10 PDT (-0700)

is a body form name, a latinization of ‘resupinate polypore,’ if you will. Any research into the history of Poria as a genus will surely be educational, if you can stay awake, but you needn’t concern yourself with this for the sake of identifying what’s pictured here.

a microscope will almost certainly be required to go further than Poria sensu lato, but you are welcome to try uploading this to the Corticiaceous Fungi and Resupinate Polypores Facebook group.

Hello Dan
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-10-30 16:07:00 PDT (-0700)

I just spent a few hours reading Poria species on MO’s species list. It appears as though some Poria species have been relegated to different genera, some of which seem to match this collection; (Oligoporus), and Antrodia whose pores in age appear dentate as shown in these images when viewed at a higher magnification. Actually, they may belong to a different genus but these two genera are what I assume to be in the ball park after much “eye strain”.

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