Observation 7326: Spongipellis unicolor (Schwein) Murrill

When: 2008-04-17

Collection location: northeastern Kansas, Kansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Habitat: Wood, species and condition unknown
Gills: Pore surface superficially tooth like due to age. Pores about 1mm
Stem: n/a
Cap: grayish white with brownish spots.
Spore print color: In all likelihood white, but unobtainable.
Bruising: Aside from the obvious discoloration on the fertile surface – due to age rather than trauma – no color change was observed
Location: North Eastern Kansas
Photographer: GeorgeM

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘NE Kansas’ to ‘Northeastern Kansas, USA

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Copyright © 2008 GeorgeM
Copyright © 2008 GeorgeM
Copyright © 2008 GeorgeM

Proposed Names

-71% (5)
Recognized by sight: Just a WAG
-5% (5)
Recognized by sight
24% (5)
Recognized by sight: Alan, was this an old sepcimen? This fngus is normally white, but I could see that it might turn this reddish color if it had overwintered or gone through some other period of weirdness. It could also possibly be a discolored Climacodon septentrionale, especially if it was on maple.
31% (3)
Recognized by sight: see above name.
82% (1)
Recognized by sight: name was spelled wrong.

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I can see
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2018-01-12 14:39:59 AST (-0400)

Where the tubes and the pores meet and it seems to fit better with unicolor then pachydon. You may want to check that species out.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-04-19 23:06:05 AST (-0400)

Definitely not a Hericium.

Created: 2008-04-17 22:52:34 AST (-0400)
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