When: 2007-10-06

Collection location: San Marino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

On El Molino, going down hill south of Glenarm, on E side, at base of ancient
gnarly jacaranda.

CAP to 90mm wide, d velvety, zoned tan to brown, v rigid, up to 5mm thick or so, K-, algae-covered in older parts
PORES buff, minute
SPORES (yeah right)

Sorry, not at all photogenic. Clearly in the T. versicolor/T. hirsuta group, according to Arora, but I never feel confident if I try to be more precise.

Darvin assures me it is T. versicolor thanks to buff pores in age (not gray) and strongly constrasting zones. Perhaps with experience I, too, will be able to decide what constitutes “strongly constrasting”! :)

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Trametes versicolor
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-10-07 10:36:05 PDT (-0700)

Trametes hirsuta has gray pores when old and T. versicolor has buff to tan pores. Also, T. versicolor has strongly contrasting colors which can be seen bleeding through the green algae. T. hirsuta has a gray pileus with a brown margin.