Observation 32737: Polyporales sensu lato

Found this on what I think is Oak of some sort This was a huge log that had fallen some time ago. It was totally covered in moss but at the bottom I could see this white covering creeping up the log. This covered about 30 feet of the bottom of the log and even covered where an old branch had broken off some time ago when the tree was alive and healed the area. This looks white at this angle but if you look at it directly it is a dingy somewhat shiny olive brown. KOH black over 30 min.


KOH reaction 2 min

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Recognized by sight: found on wood
Based on chemical features: black in KOH
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Recognized by sight: for polypores of an unknown familial affinity, this name encompasses everything colloquially referred to as a polypore.

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Created: 2010-01-25 22:37:45 CST (-0500)
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