Identification: Tree Fungus ID.

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Jay, Jan 19, 2008.

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If you still have access to the tree, can you get a closer shot of the underside of the cap? It looks like a shelving polypore with a white topside and buff coloured underside, but hard to tell without a closer shot. Does the underside have pores or gills?
    Also useful to know what kind of tree, or hardwood or conifer?
     
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    I wonder if they might be old, rotten specimens of Sulphur Shelf (Laetiporus sulphureus)--they bleach-out around here like the ones in your photo.

    They look too big to be a species of Stereum or any Trametes I've seen, and too ragged to be a species of Tyromyces, but I am likely to be incorrect...
     
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    Well...now that I see gills in your second post--forget everything I previously posted.

    Perhaps you could look up Split Gill (Schizophyllum commune)...

    Maybe old Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)?
     
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    The gill colour suggests the spore colour of a Crepidotus.
    The Crepidotuses (Crepidoti?) I've seen so far in my area are a bit flabbier looking than this, but your area would have different possible fungi anyways: Does googling Crepidotus show you anything familiar?.
     
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    Bjerkandera adusta?
     
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    I am convinced that what I've gathered is a bunch of dead Schizophyllum commune. It most closely resembles these in pictures, and is found in our area - thanks everyone!
     

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