When: 2008-08-02

Collection location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)

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Found in a mixed oak woods on a rotting log.

Firm woody texture.


Cut surface
pore surface

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By: Kaleb (Wire5)
2011-06-23 18:30:24 CDT (-0400)

Polyporus Cinnabarinus that I’ve found around here in E. Tennessee.

Is that what that is?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-07 20:52:57 CDT (-0400)

That is a pore surface then? I couldn’t tell. The hemi-spherical shape, would that be normal for a Pycnoporus? These are kinda small, dried and funny…

what about the pore shot in the last photo, tho?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-07 20:02:21 CDT (-0400)

…could just be young Pycnoporous material (I’ve never seen this one before; the more mature material on MO is stunning!).

No, some type of Daldinia…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-07 19:17:54 CDT (-0400)

No, nice guess with the Pycnoporus cinnabarinu, but it is the cross section that gives it away, these grow in all directions at once, up and down, such that the cross section in spherical. This is like Daldina, which is an ascomycete, not Pycnoporus which is a basidomycete polypore. I can’t remember which one this is, all ours out in the west here are black, but there is a rusty orange one in the east…

(At least this is what I think from the photo…)