Meripilus sumstinei identification

About mushroom

Scientific name: Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M. J.

Lombard and larsen
Derivation of name: Meri- means "part" or "section" and pil- means "cover."

The genus name might make reference to the framework of the fungi having numerous hats fanning out
and dividing from the base.

Polyporus giganteus Fr.
Phylum: Basidiomycota

Occurrence on lumber substrate: Parasitic and saprobic; on surface (from origins) around stumps or living deciduous trees and shrubs, especially oak;

Through November july.

Dimensions: Individual hats (fronds) 5-20 cm extensive, forming large thick clusters mounted on a short, dense common stalk;
stalks (when present) 1-3 cm long or more to 11 cm solid.

Top surface: Grayish to yellowish-tan, becoming smoky and dark with era; wrinkled radially; finely hairy; bruising dark over the margins where dealt with or in era.

Pore surface: White; bruising dark-colored; skin pores 4-7 per mm.
Edibility: Edible.
Remarks: Clusters of Meripilus sumstinei may attain diameters of 40 cm or even more.

* More mature specimens become darker with time.
* The cap surface types turn dark where touched.
* The white pore surface obvious under one frond contrasts very well with the darker colors of the top cap surface.
* The skin pores of Black-staining polypore are incredibly small, providing the pore surface a uniformly white, almost "pore-less" appearance.

Meripilus sumstinei photos

More info about Meripilus sumstinei mushroom

Grows on the ground
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Grey to beige
Normal size:
Black-staining polypore Meripilus giganteus
Last modification: 2016-08-15 18:58:19

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