Observation 77001: Agaricomycetes Doweld

When: 2011-09-23

Collection location: Bulacan, Philippines [Click for map]

Who: sparkle

No specimen available

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Additional info: smells strongly of a chinese herb shop. Texture is rubbery.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-09-26 01:22:25 CDT (-0400)

_**North American** Polypores Vol. 1.??

Filipino fungi could likely reach beyond the continental confines of that text, don’t you think?

sparkle: spore color variation within a genus is possible, but the variation tends to be in gradations or shades of a single color, never stark contrasts (ie: one sp. with brown spores, another with white). Whatever you’ve got here is in a genus with “brownish” spores, to be certain, and while not all of its members are necessarily uniform in their brown-ness, that’s the ballpark color, and that’s enough to be diagnostic.

Variation of spore print color within genus?
By: sparkle
2011-09-26 00:36:49 CDT (-0400)

Is there a link on that info? There seems to be a variation of spore print color on the genus Antrodia and indeed on the genus Russula and Lactarius. Like this article: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula.html
But thanks

Brown spores
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-09-25 22:15:19 CDT (-0400)

This species has a brown spore print. That narrows the list of possibilities down to Auriporia, Coltricia, Coltriciella, Ganoderma, Inonotus, Meruliporia, Phellinus, Phylloporia & Pyrofomes according to Gilbertson & Ryvarden.
Gilbertson, R. L. and L. Ryvarden. 1986. North American Polypores Vol. 1. Fungiflora, Oslo, Norway. 433p.