When: 2011-09-17

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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Recognized by sight: very young bright orange soft polypore
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sounds reasonable…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-20 10:55:19 CDT (-0400)

altho I am not used to seeing Phaeolus fruiting from the top of a downed tree.

way too young to really see anything other than texture and color.

I’d say it’s Phaeolus…
By: Thea Chesney (thea)
2011-09-20 02:26:48 CDT (-0400)

I’ve been seeing Phaeolus schweinitzii daily for several weeks now, up in Tuolumne County at similar elevations, with quite a range of color variations – including some that looked quite similar to this one. Also, the growth habit (from roots, appearing terrestrial, and incorporating litter in its path) seems to me to be more typical of Phaeolus than of Laetiporus. How did the underside look once you’d extracted it?