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Phellinus gilvus
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Phellinus gilvus

Common Name: Mustard-Yellow Polypore

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Substrate: Downed Logs

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Pore Color: Dark purple brown when fresher; reddish brown when dried

Comments: 

There are several interesting aspects about this mushroom. The first is the yellow edge that sharply contrasts with the purplish main surface of the cap. This contrast is most visible when the mushroom is fresh. Another one of the key features that sets this mushroom apart are the extremely small pores. They are barely visible without a loupe. Finally, it also turns black with a drop of KOH on the surface.

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Phellinus gilvus

Phellinus gilvus

9/13/12 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Phellinus gilvus

10/29/11 - Griffy Reservoir - Bloomington, IN

Phellinus gilvus

8/25/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN