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Phlebia tremellosa

Common Name: Trembling Merulius

Synonyms: Merulius tremellosus

Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwoods and Conifers

Comments: 

This fungus, along with its lookalike fungi, used to be in the genus Merulius, because of the "meruloid" pore surface. This is a series of veins, folds, and ridges where there are normally pores. Unlike some other meruloid mushrooms, while this one grows as a crust along the surface of the substrate, it also forms a small shelf-like fruitbody that extends out from the surface. The main body is usually a light orangeish color with a white margin.

Lookalikes:  

Phlebia radiata is similar, but does not form a small shelf with the fruitbody and has more orange tones.

Pictures:

Phlebia tremellosa

9/27/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN