No Common Name Microporellus obovatus (Jungh.) Ryvarden    Synonyms: Polyporus mutabilis, Polyporus obovatus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Microporellus   

Description:

Cap: Fruiting body kidney to spoon-shaped; tough when fresh, hard when dry; velvety to smooth; white to cream or ochraceous; margin thin. Pores: White to cream; extremely tiny (6-8/mm). Stalk: Lateral, central, or eccentric, sometimes absent; color like cap or yellow-brown; wrinkled in age (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

On decaying hardwood, rarely conifers above ground or, occasionally, on buried wood (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 23 records in the project database.

View taxon at MycoBank

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images


[View seasonality details]
GAALWAFRCLMO HO BABCHACEPGAACVCHSMKEQACNTADOWISOWO
Microporellus obovatus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/5/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

A Microporellus obovatus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/5/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

A Microporellus obovatus (overall) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/1/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Microporellus obovatus (infertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Microporellus obovatus (fertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Microporellus obovatus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/1/2020). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Microporellus obovatus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/1/2020). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Microporellus obovatus (side view) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/10/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Microporellus obovatus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/1/2020). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Microporellus obovatus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/5/2018). Nearly round, smooth, hyaline; measured 4.5-5.2 X 3.8-4.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography



Eating mushrooms can be dangerous. One should do so only with expert advice and great care. MBP accepts no liability for injury sustained in consuming fungi or other biodiversity.