Mushroom ID?

Fred Stevens fstev at
Wed Sep 15 18:41:13 EST 1999

Look at Arora's description of Polyporus tuberaster in Mushrooms Demystified.
He mentions as part of that description an Eastern US species, Polyporus 
radicatus, which might be what you have.

In article <99928fe.25070c76 at>, 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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