Coral-pink Merulius Byssomerulius incarnatus (Schwein.) Gilb.  Synonyms: Coral Woodcrust, Merulius incarnata, Phlebia incarnata.

Status:

Found in overlapping clusters on hardwood logs.

Description:

Fruiting body: Coral/rosy pink; nearly smooth; crust or shelf-like, wavy, minutely hairy; flesh pink, soft and spongy or leathery. Fertile surface: Pinkish-orange to brownish-salmon; irregular or net-like folds with shallow, elongate pores (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Relationships:

Nearly always associated with the polypore False Turkey Tail (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 11 records in the project database.

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Coral-pink Merulius in Howard Co., Maryland (10/20/2018). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/28/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius growing amidst False Turkey Tail in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/22/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/11/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius in Howard Co., Maryland (10/22/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2015). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2015). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Identified by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Coral-pink Merulius growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/28/2018). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Coral-pink Merulius specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2011). Ellipsoid/slightly sausage-shaped, smooth; measured 3.9-5.2 X 1.6-2.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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