Observation 8468: Amauroderma Murrill

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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-55% (6)
Used references: Lincoff, 450
-25% (3)
Recognized by sight: Looks similar to observation 21168, but I don’t actually know anything about this species. However, it seems like a better choice than Coltricia cinnamomea.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-05-22 14:00:59 CDT (-0400)

is not, despite being such a charismatic genus, a well-represented group of fungi on the internet. Species lists are all around 40 names long, only about 4 of which one would be able to find photos of online. Based purely on perceived morpholigcal similarities between this specimen and others with which I’m familiar in the genus, I’m venturing to guess that this too could be Amauroderma. Someone with a better understanding of tropical/jungle Polyporaceae will have to come along before we know for sure.

Something similar…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-05-22 12:12:09 CDT (-0400)

observation 21168 looks at least similar. From the photos they looks like they could plausibly be the same species, but I don’t know my tropical ‘polypores’ at all. I agree that Coltricia cinnamomea is unlikely. See the other observations under that link to see what we generally apply that name to in the US.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-05-22 02:11:30 CDT (-0400)

Pores on this don’t look anything like the C. cinnamomea I’ve seen.