Trametes lactinea (Berk.) Sacc.
Joan Knapp MUOB 260767
Verbatim Date: 2016-1-28
United States, Georgia, Oconee, Heritage Park
Growing on decaying hardwood at exposed margin of mixed pine-hardwood forest. Brackets up to 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) diameter; isolated and effused-reflexed hemispherical to irregular in shape; margins irregular but becoming smoother as brackets age. Surface of young caps exhibit lumpy concentric zones that dominate radial striations; cream with zones of brown to dark gray-brown; surface texture appears ‘soapy.’ Surface of caps lose the dominant concentric lumpy zones and become smoother with age with radial striations persisting; colors fade to primarily white to cream with fine concentric zones of brown and gray-brown; surface texture appears dry. Old caps still exhibit raised concentric zones with persistent radial striations; white with very narrow concentric zones of gray color; surface texture slightly shiny. Pore surface white when young, becoming cream-to-yellow with age. Pore walls become very slightly thicker with age. Pores irregular to angular, 2-3/mm. No distinctive odor KOH (3%), no reaction. ID confirmed by DNA sequencing. (DNA prepared by Tom Tran; hosted by Alan Rockefeller)
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 46dda97a-e69b-4a19-a38e-4c678bed9539