A very similar species, Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. Larsen & Lombard, occurs in North America and is commonly referred to as the Blackening Polypore or the Black-staining Polypore. Fruiting body: Light yellowish-gray to gray-brown in age; fan/spoon-shaped; margin thin, wavy/lobed; stains black when fresh (instant or slowly); flesh white, fibrous; to 16" (41 cm) or more. Fruiting body. The black-staining polypore, as it's name implies, stains black upon damage. Originally described in 1905 by William Alphonso Murrill as Grifola sumstinei, it was transferred to Meripilus in 1988. It is found in North America, where it grows in large clumps on the ground around the base of oak trees and tree stumps. salt 1 tsp. Stalk: Ochre to red brown; stains black (J. Solem, pers. Phylum: Basidiomycota Order: Polyporales Family: Meripilaceae Occurrence on wood substrate: Parasitic and saprobic; on ground (from roots) around stumps or living deciduous trees, especially oak; July through November. marjoram Meripilus Giganteus Identification. Black-staining Polypore - Black-staining Polypores and Dumplings Black-Staining Polypores And Dumplings. The Black-staining Polypore (Meripilus sumstinei, see photo below)—which obviously develops conspicuous black stains (especially from handling after being picked)—has much wider and thicker "caps" than Maitake / Hen of the Woods but is grossly similar in appearance. The fine rosette of Meripilus sumstinei shown above was photographed by Al Gratrix, to whom we are grateful for permission to use this picture. Dimensions: Individual caps (fronds) 5-20 cm wide, forming Young specimens are edible, though they become too tough to consume with age. Dumpling Dry Ingredients 15 oz. Other names: Giant Polypore, Black-Staining Polypore. Pores: White/creamy-white, stain black. comm.). The Black Staining Polypore (Meripilus sumstinei) bruises black and can be found growing on buried wood. baking soda 1/2 tsp. Each of the fan-shaped caps ranges from 10-30cm across / 1-2cm thick. The Black Staining Polypore is often confused with Hen of the Woods. Made up of rosette formations with short stems fusing at a common base. cornmeal 1 tbs. Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle)…..A very good edible in the early spring – before it matures and becomes too tough to eat. cream of tartar 1/2 tsp. flaxseeds, ground 1 tsp. The black-staining polypore adds a meaty touch to this simple corn dumpling stew. Its correct name is Meripilus sumstenei and it closely resembles the European Meripilus giganteus ; some older guidebooks use the European name mistakenly. Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)…..Eaten as a food in the Amazon and parts of Asia. This reaction can take up to an hour and is more obvious on the hymenium (spore bearing surface). Young specimens are edible, though they become too tough to consume with age. Like B. berkeleyi , the morphology of M. sumstinei can take many forms, anywhere between the small 'leafletes' of Grifola frondosa to the large fronds of B. berkeleyi. Upper surface concentrically zoned light and darker brown. It is found in North America, where it grows in large clumps on the ground around the base of oak trees and tree stumps. Meripilus sumstinei, commonly known as the giant polypore or the black-staining polypore, is a species of fungus in the family Meripilaceae. We'll look at the major differences. 50-80cm across. NOT A CHICKEN, Black Staining Polypore, Meripilus sumstenei Which brings us to the topic of this whole post, the black staining polypore, which some want to refer to as "Rooster of the Woods". Meripilus sumstinei (Black Staining Polypore)…..Only edible when very young, but it has a good texture and flavor then. The Black Staining Polypore (scientific name Meripulus Sumstinei) is an edible fungus belonging in the family of polypore (multiple cap) mushrooms.The fungi were first described by American mycologist William Alphonso Murrill and were moved into the Meripulus genus around 1988. Common names: Black-staining polypore. Meripilus sumstinei, commonly known as the giant polypore or the black-staining polypore, is a species of fungus in the family Meripilaceae.Originally described in 1905 by William Alphonso Murrill as Grifola sumstinei, it was transferred to Meripilus in 1988. Vege-sal or 1/2 tsp. Found growing on buried wood common base often confused with Hen of the fan-shaped caps ranges 10-30cm... Guidebooks use the European Meripilus giganteus ; some older guidebooks use the European name mistakenly Only edible when very,! 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