Observation 449587: Polyporales sensu lato

Habitat, Substrate: open air exposure, tree bark
Other: similar in color and texture to the bark it’s growing on, but with distinctive shell-like shapes forming vertical columns


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79% (1)
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Proposed Name “Shelf mushroom”, Scientific Names
By: webmaster (MO Webmaster)
2021-03-16 17:23:42 PDT (-0700)

Hi Becca!
Thanks for posting this Observation and for the photos.
Thanks also for proposing a name for this Observation.

“Shelf mushroom honeyball 73% (1)”

However, MO uses real scientific (latinized) names. If you don’t know the real scientific name, simply leave the What field blank. (MO will automatically fill in “Fungi”.) Even better, take a few seconds to try to find the scientific name, for instance by web search.

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