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Little Nest Polypore

Poronidulus conchifer

Description:

The mature fruiting body composed of a ‘cup-and-saucer’ structure. The cap (saucer) is approximately 1 inch diameter, semicircular, bald. The ‘nest’ (‘cup’) is nestled on the cap at the attachment point; approximately 0.5 cm diameter and cup-shaped, bald. The flesh is tough. The pore surface is white with large, circular pores; 2-4 pores/mm. In this observation, the nests (cups) remain after the caps (saucers) have fallen off.

Habitat:

Growing on dead branch of hardwoods tree (species unidentified, but not elm). Poronidulus grow on hardwoods, primarily elms. However, elms are rare in this area.

Notes:

Photographs of entire Poronidulus conchifer bracket and nest: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/180... It is unusual to find the entire fruiting body. Usually the cups (nests) are all that remain. Additional photos/discussion at: http://www.messiah.edu/oakes/fungi_on_wo...

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PucaK
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PucaK

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 30, 2017
Submitted on Mar 15, 2017

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