Observation 35079: Poria sensu lato

When: 2010-03-24

Collection location: Plum Orchard Lake, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

Specimen available

Found growing on the bottom side of a moss covered Red Oak log. Cream colored coating or parchment type fungi. Surface moist soft rough with bumps and small depressions. Bruising quickly to brown where touched or scratched. Brown in KOH. No odor or taste mushroom like,

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:57 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Dogwood Ridge Campground, Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette Co. West Virgnina, USA’ to ‘Dogwood Ridge Campground, Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA



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Recognized by sight: found growing under moss cover log
Based on chemical features: Brown IN KOH
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pores present
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-14 16:22:04 PDT (-0700)
Bring a piece of it home
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-25 09:57:52 PDT (-0700)

It can be very tough to watch in the scope if you want to cut a slice of it, but try to just scratch the hymenium and see what you get from it. It could be interesting elements there, if not spores..

I guess I mean
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-25 09:26:00 PDT (-0700)

Its a covering a coding coating the underside of the log, but only on the bottom side. On all the logs that I have found this, the top of the logs are covered in moss which creates a shading on the bottom, It appears to have very small pores but tomorrow ill go back and get a good look at it and and try and recover some spores. Cant seem to get spores from this at this time. I soaked some in KOH but could not find any spores only what what appears to be Hypha or mycelium. I did not post the pics of that.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-25 08:20:45 PDT (-0700)

I have been looking hard at this, trying to figure out if it had pores or not..

My first impression was a Ganoderma with this kind of bruising, but it seemed too thin. If it has a pore surface, it’s not a Stereum, of course. Perhaps I misunderstood what you wrote about “parchment type”. Does it have pores?
The silver shine can indicate a species with large cystidia or setae in the hymenium. It could be helpful to know what the spores look like too.

Hi Irene
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-25 07:39:54 PDT (-0700)

So Give me some details on this. Its actually very interesting to find this this is the third time I have run into this. Usually they occupy the whole bottom side of there wood host. If there put directly into the sun they have a silver shine to the pore surface almost three D.

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