Observation 32285: Undetermined

This looks a little like dog vomit. not sure if it is a Poria. Growing on Oak. I have usually found this inside of old decaying logs where they have broken open and have exposed the inside wood. Seems to like really decayed wood. When i find this it usually has taken up the whole inside of the log. I have also found it where the tree has fallen over and revealed a hollowing inside.



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Recognized by sight: found on Oak
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Recognized by sight: It could be but I don’t see any moss around.
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28% (1)
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Recognized by sight: if host is nectria

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Comes up every year.
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2013-08-03 18:03:14 CDT (-0400)

Im pretty sure it is fungal. It some what slimy yet firm in Nov and by end of Dec and Jan it is harden up and spore /waxy like, This year Ill get some spore pics or something on A microscope. It could be in the a Tomentella sp. of some sort. The fact it appears every year makes me think that it is mycorhizal only using the wood to for fruiting bodys.

Are you sure its fungal?
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2013-08-03 08:28:17 CDT (-0400)

Looks like worm or sowbug castings to me. I bet it was squishy too.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-08-03 02:00:38 CDT (-0400)

why are you suddenly 100% positive that this is a slime mold? I see nothing conclusive in your images/notes.

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