When: 2005-09-09

Collection location: Spring Lake Township, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: rpeters

No specimen available

These are growing in pine duff. They seem to form a partial ring. At first glance they seem to me similar to the Pluerotus genus but I cannot find them in any of my many books. I have searched all of my keys and have come up empty.
If this mushroom reappears this year (prey for rain) I will get a spore print and a photomicrograph of the spores.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Spring Lake Township, Minnesota’ to ‘Spring Lake Township, Minnesota, USA’


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Recognized by sight: Photo under my magnifying glass shows no gills. Assume pores. The caespitose cluster and larger size suggests either Polyporus or Albatrellus. I don’t know of any white Polypores, so… Albatrellus is my guess. Many Albatrellus are very hard/tough textured.
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Recognized by sight: White, no brown spores, clustered, gills in second photo.

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Clitocybe subconnexa group?
By: rpeters
2007-07-22 01:04:35 EEST (+0300)

Based on Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified and my experience in the western US, I’d guess it’s either Clitocybe subconnexa or a close relative. It doesn’t look exactly like what I’ve applied this name to in California, but it’s close. Did it have a distinct odor? It would also be interesting to see the underside including how the gills attach and if there’s any sort of mycelial mat when you pull it up.