Thursday, May 19, 2011

Little Brown Mushroom #5

I found these fungi today growing on a fallen Ash Tree branch (Fraxinus sp).  They immediately caught my eye as I walked past (unlike the morels that are fruiting somewhere right now).

I don't know what kind of mushroom they are.  I did some browsing through the pictures in my mushroom guides, but nothing really matched.  They are about the size of a quarter, woody, and very thin.

The underside makes a nice pattern.  It would be nice to sound knowledgeable and say it's this mushroom or that mushroom.  But I just don't know.  I'll just leave it at as a mushroom that I admired today.

Ok, I won't leave it is as a mushroom that I admired a few days ago.  After originally posting this, I was trying to identify another small polypore when I came across a picture and description that made a good match, Polyporus alveolaris, or the Hexagonal-pored Polypore.