Observation 99058: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2012-07-02

Collection location: Popocatépetl, Puebla, Mexico [Click for map]


Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available



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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 573. Arora says found in the SE US. Could the range extend here?
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Doesn’t look lik the ones I’ve found
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2014-05-06 18:44:05 PDT (-0700)

From: Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States (2007). pg. 62, 262.

The picture matches my MO’s perfectly.

Laetiporus persicinus (Berk. and Curt.) Gilbertson Illus. p. 62 COMMON NAME: none. FRUIT BODY: annual; solitary or several caps attached to a solid, central, branching stalk. CAP: 4-10" (10-25.5cm) wide, circular to fan-shaped, soft and fleshy when young, becoming fibrous-tough in age; surface dry, tomentose, azonate to faintly zonate, pinkish brown with a darker brown marginal band; margin blunt, wavy, sometimes lobed. FLESH: up to 3/8" thick, soft; odor of fresh specimens like ham or bacon; taste unpleasant or not distinctive. PORE SURFACE: pinkish cream when fresh, becoming dull brown in age, staining brown when bruised; pores circular 3-4 per mm. STALK: up to 2 3/4" (7 cm) long, up to 2" (5cm) thick, simple or branched at the base, dry, solid, pinkish brown. SPORE PRINT COLOR: white. MICROSCOPIC FEATURES: spores 6.5-8 × 4-5 µm, ovoid to ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline. FRUITING: solitary or scattered, attached to roots at the base of living oak trees and some times pine trees; July-December, sometimes overwintering; widely distributed in the Southeast; occasional. EDIBILITY: unknown. COMMENTS: Compare with Laetiporus sulphureus (p. 262), edible, which has an orange cap and a bright sulfur yellow pore surface, and Laetiporus cincinnatus (p. 261), edible, which has a pinkish orange cap and a white pore surface.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-03 03:41:35 PDT (-0700)

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