Mushroom ID request

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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stefantul
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Mushroom ID request

Post by stefantul » Sun May 12, 2019 5:24 pm

Hello fellow mushrooms aficionados. I took a short hike through the woods today and came upon various mushrooms. I carry a mushroom identification guide in order to be able to identify the mushrooms that I come upon but I'm not 100% sure if I made a correct identification.

Location: Eastern Europe, deciduous forest, limestone soil.
The mushroom has tubes not gills, it's funnel shaped, grows on fallen branches, has a strong 'typical' mushroom smell, it's smooth at touch. It's been eaten by insects that also made those tubes their home.

I identified them as Laetiporus Sulphureus also known as chicken of the woods but I might be wrong.
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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by adampembs » Sun May 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Try Polyporus brumalis. Its not Chicken of the Woods as it has a stem.
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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by stefantul » Mon May 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Thanks Adam, it indeed seems to be part of the Polyporus family and it's Polyporus craterellus most likely.

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Re: Mushroom ID request

Post by A J Sheppard » Mon May 13, 2019 6:05 pm

Hello, do you know what size the cap was? What was the host it was growing on?

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