When: 2008-02-18

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

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a resupinate Phellinus species
By: else
2008-02-20 22:34:47 CST (-0500)

Stereum species are characterized by a smooth hymenifore, not a pored surface as the species depicted has. A group of Phellinus species is resupinate, pored, and grows on the underside of branches etc. Microscopical characters are needed for species identification.

Weird Stereum!
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-02-19 23:28:13 CST (-0500)

For the bruising reaction and more habitat info, check out the other post for this species on this site.
The photo shows the pores on the bottom, not the top of a cap.
Chamuris, George P. 1988. The Non-Stipitate Stereoid Fungi In The Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Mycologia Memoir No. 14, J. Cramer, Stuttgart, Germany. 247p.

Weird Stereum!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-02-19 10:52:30 CST (-0500)

How did you ID this one? Other photos that I called up do not have pores on top surface. I am no resupe expert, just curious.