Shortoporus     Subtribe

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

Fomes fomentariusPolyporaceae     Family
Fertile surface usually a layer of vertical tubes, of which the mouths are visible as pores on the underside of the cap or shelf.
Fruiting bodies usually tougher or harder than the "normal" gilled mushrooms, being leathery, corky, or woody. But they can be quite tender while actively growing
Once grown, they do not decay easily, remaining on the substrate for months or years
They often grow on wood, although a few are terrestrial (even those are usually growing on buried wood)
Fruiting body is usually a flat shelf, or hoof-shaped, protruding directly from the substrate, although sometimes it may have a short stalk.
Some forms never grow away from the substrate at all, so that all that is visible of the fruiting body are the pores.
Sometimes the pores are so minute that the fertile surface seems solid, until you look closely

Bondarzewia berkeleyiTerrestriopolypore     Subfamily
Growing on ground

Albatrellus CH1Medium Terrestriopolypore     Tribe
Cap variable in size, but averaging 3-4"
Flesh soft, flexible, though it may dry hard and brittle

Shortoporus     Subtribe     

Boletopsis subsquamosa


Albatrellus CH1

Microscropic Characters

Narrow down your identification:

Albatrellus ovinusAlbatrellus     Genus

Boletopsis subsquamosaBoletopsis     Genus

Boletopsis subsquamosaBoletopsis subsquamosa
Cap and stalk some dingy combination of grey, brownish or blackish, perhaps with tinges of olive, bluish or other faint colors; sometimes with minute scales or fibers
Cap almost round, often virgate
Flesh white to grey, tinged with various colors like cap
Taste sometimes bitter
Odor absent when fresh, sweet to spicy when dried


Inonotus tomentosus