Observation 9256: Pseudomerulius curtisii (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns

Growing on decayed pine trunk in Mixed woods. Similar in appearance and color to Laetiporus sulphureus, but with gills.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:20 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Russell, Hahersham Co., Georgia, USA’ to ‘Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Russell, Habersham Co., Georgia, USA

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exactly! it looks like a sulphur shelf gone terriibly wrong…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-23 21:08:52 CST (-0500)
I think you might be on to something here…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-23 18:56:59 CST (-0500)

I think this might be a name here, except it seems that the accepted name now is Pseudomerulius curtisii and there are some photos of this from Quebec here:

http://mycoquebec.org/... curtisii/ Mérule de Curtis&tag=Pseudomerulius curtisii&gro=6

So, this puts it is a kinda east coast mushroom there…

There is the name P. corrugatus that seems it be in more common use in the midwest, and there is a claim there that these are synonyms. Except that Index Fungorum claims they are not, so I’m not sure there. Other synonyms seem to be Meiorganum curtisii and Tapinella curtisii. And this species seems to be seen in Austalia too… so maybe world wide distribution.

There was a mention of a photo in Bessette’s book, is there you got this id? I wonder how close that is…

What’s it growing on?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-08-16 15:40:21 CDT (-0400)

Is that a fallen pine log? Is it tough? I wonder if it’s related to Gloeophyllum sepiarium? Could it even just be a rain-washed specimen of the same species?

Hey that is the same!
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-15 14:07:33 CDT (-0400)

I just saw ones just like this one. It is obs 9220. The off-white cap, and the branching orange gills. What ever it is, it isn’t that rare I guess…

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