Mushroom ID?

Nathan Wilson velosa at
Wed Sep 15 18:30:11 EST 1999

Since the pores decend partway down the stalk, it is probably a
'polypore' rather than a bolete.  It sounds like it might be
Polyporus tuberaster which I believe can have scales on the


On 13 Sep 1999 Fungi01 at wrote:

> today we were out hunting in a hickory woods in Pennsylvania and found 
> collybia subnuda growing on small twigs in moss.  We found a different 
> mushroom about 6 inches away from a dead hickory stump comming out of the 
> soil that from the top appeared to be a bolete but when my wife pulled it up 
> we discovered we had something very unusual.  The cap is circular and 
> brownish colored and has a wavy margin.  The cream colored pores decend 
> partway down the stalk.  The stalk is beige colored and about 1 inch wide and 
> 1 1/4 inch tall, it is central.  It has a root that is dark brown colored it 
> is about 1/2 inch wide and an inch long but was much longer because it broke 
> off when pulling it up, even where it broke it is still 1/2 inch wide.  As 
> for its really unusual feature the cap also has triangular raised projections 
> that are about 1/4 inch tall and wide!!!  There are about a dozen of them.  
> So far i looked in the 4 vol. Fungi of switzerland, Alan Bessette's fungi of 
> north eastern North America, George Barron's Book, and The Lincoff's Audubon 
> guide but i cant even find a genius not to mention a species.  This is a real 
> puzzle since it has such distinctive features.  Have any ideas?  
>                   John

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