Observation 64056: Polyporales sensu lato


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By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-06 15:02:22 CST (-0600)

If you want to see my better pictures (and I only bring to MO the ones I need help recognizing), head to www.WisconsinMushrooms.com

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-03-06 00:44:58 CST (-0600)

I do the same thing. You may notice that the majority of my observations are woefully under-documented, submitted on the off chance that someone will recognize something from a few measly photos. What’s more, a good portion of them were taken by someone else on their Sony Handycam.

Allow me to allay your concerns of mushroom “baddies” nearing your person by ensuring you that even the most poisonous of fungi are safe to nibble a tiny piece of, swish, and spit out (though I wouldn’t make it a pastime). If any of them were kill-on-contact, they’d have made for excellent improvised munitions for many an Eastern European army a long time ago. Fortunately, they are quite safe while outside your bloodstream or intestinal tract.

Can’t remember.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-05 23:08:50 CST (-0600)

In 2008, I wasn’t yet much interested in mushroom photogaphy and didn’t know I was going to build my own mushroom website. I’ve been picking mushrooms for the table for many years, though, and when I got my own digital camera I began experimenting with taking pictures of the specimen I’ve picked (the only unknown mushrooms I picked to eat were from the Polypore family, since they hardly have any baddies and don’t have any deadly ones at all as far as I know – I’m not going to touch any unknown gilled mushroom, although I sometimes experiment with Boletes). So my photos from that period are very limited, usually just one very general pic. That’s the reason I remember details like what happened with the mushroom once in my basket, but don’t have detailed photos of them. I often visit the same locations, though, and hope to see the same species again eventually, getting better pics and collecting the spore print. Meanwhile, I just throw these old photos at you guys hoping that someone will recognize them.

if no underside picture
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-03-05 22:09:15 CST (-0600)

can you at least describe it?

Doubt about Trichaptum
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-05 21:58:49 CST (-0600)

Trichaptum are usually much tougher – they can be torn apart with some effort, but aren’t mushy and brittle. I’d compare the consistency of this mushroom with Tyromyces.

Don’t have underside.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-04 19:14:53 CST (-0600)

While I don’t have the picture of the underside, the mushroom was not corky like G.sepiarium, but very soft and fragile. I picked several hoping to eat them, but they disintegrated in my basket, mixed with other mushrooms.

Underside photos?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-03-04 10:40:38 CST (-0600)
Very soft
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-03-03 21:07:29 CST (-0600)

This mushroom was very soft and easy to break. There were many more shelves along that log – all very narrow with sharp (but soft) edge.