Observation 45358: Agaricomycetes Doweld

I was having one of those days with poor sharpess in the images. The light was dreadful, and at times I was shooting at ISO800. I had to also use flash at times to even get an image and was adjusting sharpness with the aid of a torch pointed at the fungi. This white and small fungi (about 1cm in height was growing on the top of an old fern and moss covered stump. It was not woody but not soft to touch.


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-18 10:48:00 CDT (-0400)

a stalked polypore emerges from the top rather than the side, it can do so.


Thanks for the comment. The specimen habit was growing upwards from a horizontal cut when the tree was felled. ie it was growing vertical from a horizontal base. Do poly-pores do this. I have only found them growing horizontal (broadly)to the ground.(if you know what I am trying to say).

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-18 00:04:42 CDT (-0400)

The first photo shows what might be decurrent pores. Perhaps a polypore with a thick, central stipe?


Sorry Danny. Specimen was not cut or removed. The top section was only slightly concave. The fungi itself looked a little like an icecream cone but thicker at the base. It was mainly white and a single specimen. I have not seen this fungi before, and have not been able to find a reference. I did look at your suggestion but not really sure if that assumption is correct. There was not enough colour variation in the specimen I have posted.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-05-17 01:42:29 CDT (-0400)

Has the general shape and habitat of a number of Hydnellum here in the PNW, but I see no teeth. Any chance of a cross section?

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