Observation 8773: Amauroderma Murrill

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Copyright © 2008 Larry Evans
Copyright © 2008 Steve Kirchbaum

Proposed Names

-26% (4)
Recognized by sight: What a fabulous mushroom! It’s probably a unique genus, but polyporus is the closest that I can come, with the tough fruit body and fine pore surface. Great swirled cap, too, and WHAT an amazingly long stipe! Gotta poke up out of that riot of vegetation, eh?
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
-41% (3)
Recognized by sight: I initially suspected H. damicornis based on now-unavailable Ecuador MycoKey images. that proposal is now 100% rescinded.
Used references:
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Furtado, João Salvador. Taxonomy of Amauroderma (Basidiomycetes, Polyporaceae). Bronx, N.Y. : New York Botanical Garden, 1981. pg 32 fig 10e (“Isotopes of P. partitus”)

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By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2019-12-15 04:56:41 CST (-0500)
Great observation!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-12-30 18:17:49 CST (-0500)

Truly a unique mushroom in my experience!

NYBG Exsiccata
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-30 16:39:58 CST (-0500)

There are lots of Amauroderma in the NYBG cabinets. Those that are named appear to vary widely in their morphology. Among the many collections labeled A. calcigenum were some more slender forms (some up to 8 inches in length) that resemble this ob., best displayed by the photo plate referenced in the name proposal.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-25 15:57:35 CDT (-0400)
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-05-23 14:49:18 CDT (-0400)

interesting specimens you got there, I have never seen fungi like that.