Observation 30819: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2009-12-21

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

This is fruiting in an urban area on a tree I haven’t yet identified but seems to be some sort of Eucalyptus (odorata?). I have to do some more work on the tree ID. In any case, the polypore is distinctly zoned which, at first, led me to think it might be some sort of Trametes, but the pores are big and maze-like. The entire fruiting is 7cm across.



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By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2018-07-18 17:02:29 EDT (-0400)

love samples if the tree and fruitings are still around.

There are some Trametes with irregular pores.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-12-22 23:31:34 EST (-0500)

T. gibbosa, T. elegans, and perhaps others. Those are white, so this observation isn’t either of those specific species, but I don’t think the genus can be ruled out on the basis of the pore form.

Created: 2009-12-22 20:25:46 EST (-0500)
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