Name: Polyporus radicatus
Authority: Schwein. 1832
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 8/29/2009
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 138
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 038.572 N
Longitude: 090.486 W
City: Manchester
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: 909 Woodside Village Lane
Habitat: ravine (wash)
Moisture conditions: dry
Substrate: soil - firm/clay
Reference document: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - 1981
Author:Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN No: 0-394-51992-2
Page no:480
Spore length: 9.5 - 13 microns
Spore width: 4 - 6.5 microns
Spore color: hyaline
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: ovately elliptical
Spore print color: white
Chemical reaction: n/d
The mushroom was growing in very rocky clay soil. The photos show a root that has been folded back and forth due to the rocks in the soil. Otherwise the root would be longer. But as you can see the root mass is black. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Polyporus radicatus. For further information on this species, not this exact specimen, go to Michael Kuo's website: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/polyporus_radicatus.html

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