When: 2010-11-07

Collection location: Mccormick’s Creek State Park, Spencer, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Stephen Russell (Mycota)

No specimen available

Likely 20-30 of these along a large downed tree, perched about 6’ above the ground.

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-11-24 17:48:09 MST (-0700)

Polyporus graveolens Schw. ex Fries
Growth characters. Growth moderately rapid, plates covered in three to four weeks. Advancing zone even, hyaline and appressed. Mat white at first and remaining so (F 1604) or changing abruptly after two to three weeks to “sayal brown” (7.0YR5.0/5.5) and “cinnamon brown” (5.0YR3.0/3.0) around inoculum, the colored areas increasing in extent with age, appressed, cottony to subfelty to firm felty. Reverse unchanged for three to four weeks, then with some areas “buckthorn brown” (8.0YR4.8/6.5) to “cinnamon-brown” (5.0YR 3.0/3.0). Odor of pepper (171604) or musty

Sweet Knot
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2010-11-07 12:50:23 MST (-0700)

Common name is a “Sweet Knot” because of the supposed sweet smell when it is cut open.

I started to cut it, but stopped, because it was hard enough that I was as likely to lose a finger as I was to slice it open when the blade went through.

what is that?
By: Jonathan M
2010-11-07 12:16:45 MST (-0700)