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  1. I found these on a stump in the woodpile at our new home. It may be an oak tree, but since itโ€™s an old stump itโ€™s difficult for me to tell. (The pine needles on the mushrooms are from the trees growing next to the stump.) I spent a lot of time sending photos to others of the attached mushrooms for help identifying. Everyone agreed they appeared to be turkey tail, so I felt confident harvesting. Once I began flipping them over I noticed that many of the mushrooms have orange specks in the pores of the undersides. Is this common on turkey tails or does this mean they are another type of mushroom? There were multiple clusters on the same stump and while I assumed they were all turkey tail I now wonder if some were a similar but different variety.
  2. I know these mushrooms are high up and hard to see. Most likely impossible to get a positive ID on, but I was curious. any one have an idea on what these mushrooms could possibly be? Saw these while I was in Florida.
  3. I was walking my dog in my neighborhood here in north-central NC and came across a large polypore about 5 feet from the base of a small tree, growing in grass. I later went back with my field guide but forgot my camera so photographed it when i got home. Underside is light buff color continuing over edge of cup shaped edges about 5mm before turning to brown in the cup. Pores are small enough that I can't see them with my crappy magnifying glass. Smells very fresh, mushroomy. Bruises light brown as can be seen in photos. Black-staining polypore (Meripulus giganteus) is the closest I could find to it but maybe it's not in my field guide. There were a couple other small specimens growing within several feet but this was the largest. About 2 pounds, 10" across. Let me know what you think. Thanks for your help and thanks for letting me join the community. Meripilus sumstinei? Any thoughts. I want to eat it. Garrett.
  4. Found these in a huge cluster on an old stump. Are they black staining Polypore, and are they still good?
  5. I found this southeastern U.S. Strobilomyces today. Not sure if it is an Old Man of The Woods or is that a generic term for all Strobilomyces? Not unlike the Amanita, sorting out the subspecies seems a bit elusive from the macro observations and online reference searching. Can anyone confirm, please? Guessing: Strobilomyces confusus Strobilomyces dryophilus Observations: 1) Growing under a conifer. 2) Summer Southeastern U.S. Summer Season. 3) Prickly looking pileus. 4) Woody looking stipe. 5) Polypore. 6) Gray/brown spore print. 7) Stipe was firm. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Smelled like a fresh mushroom. (A. bisporus) 9) Pileus was approximately 3 inches in diameter. 10) No neighboring mushroom were obvious. 11) Stipe was fibrous internally. 12) The specimen darkened (as seen in the pics) on the way home. Thank you.
  6. I came across these cool rusty polypores. They look like melted iron! I was in Northern Georgia/Western North Carolina hiking the appalachian trail in December. I am unable to identify these even a little bit. The last pic shows what i believe to be unrelated species found on the same tree.
  7. Found these hiking in NC but need some help on how to go about classifying polypores.
  8. Unkown polypore I caught a quick glimpse of. I am not expecting an ID given the vast amount of polypores and my lack of photographing its underside, but wanted to see if someone can point me in the right direction? Thanks.
  9. I have been hunting mushrooms just in the last few months and have begun to notice these in my local woods. They are thick and rubbery. The caps have pale indistinct bands of brown and cream, no velvet, with lumpy centers in the semi-circle. I thought they might be trametes gibbosa, but they don't have elongated pores on the bottom! They're normal round pores. I find them on downed trees, usually oaks.
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