Identification: ID Help Please Fungus n°3

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  1. Ben Caledonia

    Ben Caledonia New Member

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    Hello everybody
    Can you help me identify this species?
    Found in humid forest in New Caledonia.
    Thank you

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi @Ben Caledonia - Well, it appears to be a Stereum ... do you know what kind of wood it is on? The attachment/stipe is interesting
     
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    He was on a piece of dead trunk that I couldn't identify.
    You're right, it sounds like Stereum but I don't know which, I only know Stereum ostrea, but it doesn't seem like this one.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi @Ben Caledonia

    Of the 11 Stereum I see listed for your region, some seem to be eliminated based on characters like, not vase-shaped, not fuzzy on top, not cracked & tuberculed on underside, not visibly staining, not erect in rosette, not dark coloured.

    Both Stereum ostrea and Stereum lateum seem worth a look, depending on how variable they can be.

    Here are some others that I could not quickly find species descriptions for, so might require a bit of digging to see what their individual qualities are:
    Stereum campaniform, Stereum lobatum, Stereum neocaledonicum.

    Hope that helps, and that you will let us know if you find a match!

    :-)
     
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    Thank you very much for your research! Yes, it's not easy.
     

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