Public Description of Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

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Taxonomic Classification:

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Phaeolus

General Description:

Large, circular or fan-shaped polypore, singly or tiered from a common base, on or near dead or living conifers, usually on the ground.2 3


Conifer forests

Look Alikes:

Parasitic on conifers, causing brown butt rot.2 3 4


1 A.R. Bessette, A.E. Bessette, The Rainbow Beneath My Feet (Syracuse Univ. Press 2001)

2 D. Desjardin, M. Wood & F. Stevens, California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide (Timber Press 2015)

3 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2 (Apr. 2014) (application, latest version downloadable at

4 Hoffman, Management Guide for Schweinitzii Root and Butt Rot (2004),


English-language common name: Dyer’s Polypore

Description author: Joe Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Erlon

Created: 2010-03-31 21:04:16 CDT (-0400) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2015-09-22 09:22:43 CDT (-0400) by Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
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