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 Add this item to the list   Inonotus glomeratus (Pk.) Murrill
   
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Remarks (internal):Inonotus glomeratus does not fruit on living trees, but often produces sterile conks on Fagus and Acer. It produces large basidiocarps on stumps and fallen trees in which it continues to decay after death of the host. 
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Description:Inonotus glomeratus (Pk.) Murrill
Mycologia 12:18, 1920. - Polyporus glomeratus Pk., N.Y. State Mus. Ann. Rept. 24:78, 1872.
Basidiocarps effused-reflexed or resupinate, often effused for a distance of l-2 meters on fallen trees, pilei often imbricate, up to 4 x 10 x 1.5 cm, upper surface yellowish-brown, finely tomentose to glabrous, azonate, often covered with a bright golden yellow mass of basidiospores, margin concolorous or yellow to ochraceous, undulate, pore surface greyish brown, glancing, the pores angular, 3-5 per mm, with thin, tomentose dissepiments that become lacerate with age, context up to l cm thick, olden brown to dark yellowish brown, shiny on cut surfaces, fibrous-corky, faintly zonate, often with a hard, blackish upper layer, tube layer concolorous but separated by a darker layer, up to 7 mm thick, spore print bright golden yellow.
Hyphal system monomitic, generative hyphae pale yellowish brown in KOH, thin to thick-walled, rarely branched, 3-7 µm wide.
Setal hyphae dark reddish-brown in KOH, thick-walled, tapering to a point, unbranched, 7-12 µm in diam, setal hyphae more numerous and conspicuous in trama, projecting at dissepiment edges and often obliquely into the tubes, 250 to over 500 µm long, 10-15 µm in diam, clearly visible on broken tube surfaces under 30 x lens.
Hymenial setae abundant, subulate to ventricose, thick-walled, 16-28 x 5-9 µm.
Basidia ellipsoid, 4-sterigmate, 9-12 x 5-6 µm.
Basidiospores broadly ellipsoid to ovoid, pale yellowish, 5-7 x 4-5.5 µm.
Substrata. Mainly on Acer and Fagus not uncommon on Populus and occasionally on other hardwood genera.
Distribution. Common in hardwood forests of the north eastern U.S. and eastern Canada, rare in western North America.
 
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