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. Dumpling Dry Ingredients 15 oz. Fruiting body. 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. Young specimens are edible, though they become too tough to consume with age. salt 1 tsp. The black-staining polypore adds a meaty touch to this simple corn dumpling stew. The fine rosette of Meripilus sumstinei shown above was photographed by Al Gratrix, to whom we are grateful for permission to use this picture. The Black Staining Polypore (Meripilus sumstinei) bruises black and can be found growing on buried wood. flaxseeds, ground 1 tsp. 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. baking soda 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1/2 tsp. 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". Originally described in 1905 by William Alphonso Murrill as Grifola sumstinei, it was transferred to Meripilus in 1988. Upper surface concentrically zoned light and darker brown. Young specimens are edible, though they become too tough to consume with age. Meripilus Giganteus Identification. The Black Staining Polypore is often confused with Hen of the Woods. Other names: Giant Polypore, Black-Staining Polypore. Common names: Black-staining polypore. Its correct name is Meripilus sumstenei and it closely resembles the European Meripilus giganteus ; some older guidebooks use the European name mistakenly. 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. We'll look at the major differences. Each of the fan-shaped caps ranges from 10-30cm across / 1-2cm thick. Meripilus sumstinei, commonly known as the giant polypore or the black-staining polypore, is a species of fungus in the family Meripilaceae. 50-80cm across. The black-staining polypore, as it's name implies, stains black upon damage. cornmeal 1 tbs. Meripilus sumstinei (Black Staining Polypore)…..Only edible when very young, but it has a good texture and flavor then. It is found in North America, where it grows in large clumps on the ground around the base of oak trees and tree stumps. Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle)…..A very good edible in the early spring – before it matures and becomes too tough to eat. Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)…..Eaten as a food in the Amazon and parts of Asia. Stalk: Ochre to red brown; stains black (J. Solem, pers. marjoram It is found in North America, where it grows in large clumps on the ground around the base of oak trees and tree stumps. Made up of rosette formations with short stems fusing at a common base. Pores: White/creamy-white, stain black. This reaction can take up to an hour and is more obvious on the hymenium (spore bearing surface). comm.). 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. A very similar species, Meripilus sumstinei (Murrill) M.J. 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