Name: Meripilus sumstinei
Authority: (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard 1988
Vouchered by: Don Dill
Date found: 6/18/2005
Synonyms: Meripilus giganteus (European species)
Collected by: Don Dill
Voucher ID: 104
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Walt Sundberg, Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 038.526 N
Longitude: 090.561 W
City: Eureka
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: Tyson Research Center
Habitat: woods - hardwoods mixed
Moisture conditions: very moist
Substrate: wood - dead
Reference document: Mushrooms of Northeastern North America - 1997
Author:Alen E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, David W. Fischer
ISBN No: 0-8156-2707-6
Page no:387
Spore length: 6 - 7 microns
Spore width: 4.5 - 6 microns
Spore color: white
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: oval to nearly round
Spore print color: hyaline
Chemical reaction: n/d
This specimen was very fresh and did not drop but a few spore on the glass slide. Dr. Andew Methven and Dr. Walter Sundber along with expert amature mycologist Jay Justice confirmed the identification. This species is commonly and incorrectly labeled Meripilus giganteus in many field guides. Meripilus giganteus does not occur in North America. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Meripilus sumstinei. For further information on this species, not this exact specimen, go to Michael Kuo's website: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/meripilus_sumstinei.html

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