When: 2012-02-12

Collection location: Thonotosassa, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Josh M.K. (suchen)

No specimen available

Flesh was watery and soft. “Bruised” a darker orange (not sure if it’s actually bruising).


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Thank you, Amanita virosa!
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-02-13 20:40:46 -05 (-0500)

I think you nailed it. I just read through Burdsall and Banik (2001) and the description matches very well.

You can see in the latest photo
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-02-13 20:16:24 -05 (-0500)

that the pore surface is lightly orange and bruising a slightly darker orange. I don’t think it’s Berkeley’s polypore both for that reason and because the pores are so small as to be invisible to the naked eye.

Is there anything this could be
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2012-02-13 19:13:41 -05 (-0500)

other than a Laetiporus species? I’m afraid that I am out of my element here. The two new photos were taken today which is 4 days after the first photos. The flesh was firmer, but still very rubbery and pliable.