Observation 328263: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2018-08-18

Collection location: Beaver Creek State Forest, Columbiana Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

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Regarding previous comment…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-08-22 11:32:49 CDT (-0400)

one (presumed) L. cristata fruit body first observed on 8-8 has changed color from a uniform light brown to brown with area of yellow obs 327275. Not far from the original observation I later found a bunch with bright yellow rough/cracked cap surfaces obs 328980. I think these are all L. cristata.

But, yours Walt (as you say) looks like something different.

I’ve been photographing the maturation sequence…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-08-19 19:56:42 CDT (-0400)

of one L. cristata (at least I think this is the ID). Today I got my third photo spanning an eleven day period; will add to obs 327275 later tonight.

As you say Walt, the color varies from brown to yellow… over time for a single fruit body. Found what I think are a bunch more of the same today (same general location), and these were bright yellow on the upper surface, dingy whitish to greenish-yellow beneath (will post). But, haven’t seen this (new to me) species with the creamy white to beige caps like what is seen in your photo.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2018-08-19 19:35:12 CDT (-0400)

Laeticutus cristata is not uncommon at a couple of parks I visit. I believe this to be something else. This lacks the brown and yellowish green colors.

Cap color…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-08-19 12:16:55 CDT (-0400)

is much lighter than obs 327275, but otherwise the fruit bodies are similar. First time I’ve ever seen this.