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Danny’s DNA Discoveries – Gloeophyllales of the PNW
by Danny Miller

Introduction

While most polypores (the pale fleshed ones) are found in the Polyporales, and some dark fleshed polypores are in a second order, the Hymenochaetales, there are a few dark fleshed polypores left over for this third order. Like the other two orders, gilled mushrooms are found here too, even a "gilled polypore". Of course, every order has crusts in it, and this is no exception.

Gloeophyllum s.l. (Gloeophyllum, Osmoporus and Griseopora) - a few dark fleshed polypores, including some with gills.

Neolentinus and Heliocybe - gilled mushrooms growing on wood with decurrent gills and serrated gill edges all like Lentinellus, but unlike Lentinellus, Neolentinus might have a more regular, central stem >5 mm thick. Heliocybe has a thin central stem, but it is the very distinctive sunray mushroom.

Veluticeps s.l. (Veluticeps and Columnocystis) - reflexed crusts with a grey fertile surface on conifers.

abundant common uncommon rare - colour codes match my Pictorial Key and are my opinions and probably reflect my bias of living in W WA. Rare species may be locally common in certain places at certain times.

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Polypores - Gloeophyllum, Osmoporus and Griseopora - click to expand

A few dark fleshed polypores, including some with gills.

Species mentioned: Gloeophyllum sepiarium, trabeum. Osmoporus odoratus, protractus. Griseopora carbonaria.

Gilled mushrooms - Neolentinus and Heliocybe - click to expand

Gilled mushrooms growing on wood with decurrent gills and serrated gill edges all like Lentinellus, but unlike Lentinellus, Neolentinus might have a more regular, central stem >5 mm thick. Heliocybe has a thin central stem, but it is the very distinctive sunray mushroom.

Species mentioned: Neolentinus adhaerens, kauffmanii, lepideus, ponderosus. Heliocybe sulcata.

Crusts - Veluticeps and Columnocystis - click to expand

Reflexed crusts (half attached to the wood and half bent away) with a grey fertile undersurface found on conifers.

Species mentioned: Veluticeps abietina, fimbriata. Columnocystis ambigua.

 

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