Observation 33933: Polyporus gayanus Lév.

When: 2010-02-20

Collection location: Ramona, San Diego County, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: travasskavich (dadvis)

No specimen available

found growing on dead california live oak log. Heavy dense firm. no stalk. resembles large oyster mushroom except for having tubes instead of gills


Copyright © 2010 travis
Copyright © 2010 travis

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By: travasskavich (dadvis)
2010-02-22 21:49:53 CST (-0600)

this species is very dense and heavy has no stalk and is attached to oak. Good guess it does look similar. I took it to the San Diego Mycoliogical Society Fungis Fair with me yesterday and Elio Schaechter suggested it was a polyporus but I have not been able to find one that is a match

It really looks like
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-02-22 20:19:55 CST (-0600)

a very rain-beaten Albatrellus pescaprae, but that is terrestrial.
Was this unambiguously attached to wood, or was it just really close?

How about Albatrellus?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-22 19:26:47 CST (-0600)

Just a suggestion if you’re looking for something that this might be. I have no experience with Live oak at all.

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