Observation 49446: Mixed collection

When: 2010-08-01

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

No specimen available

This crust-like fungus was found on the sides of a large dead log. It was extensive; several feet long and up to 12 iches high. The surface wan somewhat wavy in spots and was light greenish blue. The white edges were often raised, a weak effort to form a cap. The main surface was toothed. A cross section showed that most of the thickness was tubular.

I’ve just added another photo that shows “spherules” on white portions of this crust. Any idea what they could be?

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Proposed Names

11% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Just a thought.. (but the third picture is probably a Stereum)
Used references: http://www.mycoquebec.org/... glomeratus/ Polypore aggloméré&tag=Inonotus glomeratus&gro=6
85% (1)
Recognized by sight

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three species
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-08-07 12:50:24 PDT (-0700)

I think there are at least three species represented by these pictures. Unfortunately there is not enough info to tell much about any of them. Crust fungi and some polypores are notoriously difficult and take a lot of practice with the microscope to identify.

Created: 2010-08-01 11:06:04 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2017-01-17 10:01:25 PST (-0800)
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