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Blue Cheese Polypore

Postia caesia

Description:

White to cream polypore with hints of blue bruising. Upper surface is smooth, soft, and slightly gelatinous (like a gummy bear texture). This surface is also slightly hirsute (hairy). Fertile surface is white to cream and porous. This is a young, fresh specimen and has not fully matured. Mature specimens darken to blue-gray and are tougher in texture. Postia caesia is an annual bracket fungus that is saprobic on pine wood.

Habitat:

Growing on a pine branch in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.


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flowntheloop
Spotted by
flowntheloop

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.35, Long: -85.08

Spotted on Sep 30, 2017
Submitted on Dec 12, 2017

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