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synonyms: Berkeley's Polypore
Bondarzewia berkeleyi Mushroom
Ref No: 7350
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Grey to beige
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Grows on wood

Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Fr.) Bond. et Singer syn. Polyporus berkeleyi Fr.Berkeley's Polypore Fruit body annual. Cap up to 25cm across, 15cm wide, 3cm thick, one or several overlapping in large clusters, usually fan-shaped; tan to yellowish; smooth, finely felty or rough and pitted. Tubes up to 2cm deep, decurrent, continuous with the flesh; pale buff. Pores1-2 per mm, circular to angular; surface tan. Stem up to 8cm thick, lateral, usually branched, developing from an underground sclerotium; yellowish. Flesh up to 3cm thick, corky; pale bull. Spores globose to subglobose, ornamented with short irregularly arranged amyloid ridges, 7-9 x 6-8. Deposit ochraceous. Hyphal structure dimitic. Habitat growing from the base or stumps of hardwood and deciduous trees, particularly oak and chestnut. Found in eastern North America, west to Texas and Louisiana. Season July-October. Edible with caution.

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ANGELIKA GREGORY (United States) - 17 June 2014

This mushroom appears every year at the foot of an oak tree in Holly Springs NC
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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 01 August 2013

Found on July 31st, 2013, near Ancaster, Ontario. There were four around one big log.
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Richard Schrader (United States) - 20 June 2013

20Jul12, Echo Lake, Mountainside NJ. about 2 feet in diameter
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Joanne Davis (United States) - 21 August 2011

Walking our dog this morning my fella spotted this beauty and came back for the camera!!! We live in NH in the Lakes Region, lots of woods and lots of shrooms!!!
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Dick Gingras (United States) - 03 July 2011

Growing at the base of a very old red oak in Quinton Virginia, this specimen is approx. 20" in diameter and 7" tall. It is the second consecutive year I have seen one at this tree, which is likely over two centuries old. Does this portend the tree's demise?
Bondarzewia berkeleyi
Dick Gingras (United States) - 03 July 2011

Bondarzewia berkeleyi
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