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Notes:
Large cluster of stalked polypores that looked much like faded brown Laetiporus sp. at first glance. The tan colored cap and large, visible pores- and the fact that they are very fresh specimens proves otherwise. Fruiting from a large conifer stump with salal bushes.

Could either be Albutrellus sp. or Osteina obducta. 5th image shows specimen I brought home with yellow discoloration on pore surface and white spore print on the table top.

Proposed Names

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified (Polyporus, Albatrellus key) pg. 555
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: New name for the Western North American “Bondarzewia mesenterica”, which is not the same as the European species.
Used references: Chen, J., Cui, B., He, S., Cooper, J. A., Barrett, M. D., Chen, J., … & Dai, Y. (2016). Molecular phylogeny and global diversity of the remarkable genus Bondarzewia (Basidiomycota, Russulales). Mycologia, 108(4), 697-708.

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Osteina obducta
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-20 23:44:16 PDT (-0700)

I don’t think this is Osteina obducta – The pores are too large and the cap surface is the wrong color.