Identification: Help ID This Fungus Please!

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by RPBnimrod, Aug 6, 2008.

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    RPBnimrod Active Member

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    I found these in Long Island, New York. They had no apparent smell and seemed to be semi-aquatic relatives of another species of fungus that grew mainly on one tree in the same forest [​IMG] I found them this winter, growing on this one piece of wood. could someone identify both species?
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    #3459 look like old Turkey Tails (Trametes), #3245 hard to tell, really old/degraded somethings :-).
    There are a few Cerrena and Stereum species which look like Trametes in my region, so a shot of the pore/underside surface might help. But it is a bit hard to tell with older specimens.
    cheers,
    frog
     
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    I was caught in a bush of thorns and muddy water when I got photos of #3245, so I didn't really think of photographing the underside. I'll say one thing though, I think that they had gills, not pores. Here's a photo of the area where I found them if it helps:
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    And just for kicks I'll put in a second picture of the same place during summer, july:
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    the ponds were either soaked up by plants or they evaporated. Either way I walked on the area where the pond was and stayed dry.
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmmm ... gills eh... So maybe something pleurotoid like Lenzites, Crepidotus, Panellus, Gloeophyllum ... ?
    Looks like a great place to be - to be totally out there!
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    Thanks frog, I think that #3459 are a bunch of old Gloeophyllum sepiarium, or maybe a hybrid of Gloeophyllum sepiarium and something else, maybe turkey tails.

    Gloeophyllum sepiarium: [​IMG]
     

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