Observation 100804: Phaeolus (Pat.) Pat.

When: 2011-07-29

Collection location: 17th Ave. NW & Mix St. NW, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Found abundantly on two Douglas fir logs in mixed canopy(Western red cedar, Western hemlock, red Alder).

Temp: upper 50’s, raining.

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Top of log-young waxy specimens.
Side growth on log of young bright orange (waxy) specimens.

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Thanks guys!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-07-16 20:35:00 CDT (-0400)

I have seen this fruiting in multiple parks around Western WA for a few Fall seasons now and was convinced it was some form of Phleboid fungi that had established a shelf… It is not necessarily hairy or velvety- more waxy/rubbery textured. I was somewhat drawn initially to Phaeolus too darv- but had a hard time because I’m pretty much only familiar with P. Schweinitsii which obviously has a very different growth habit. I think Phaeolus is the right choice. Thanks Darvin :)

Any insight into Phaeolus keys to look up for PNW? Your help is, as always very appreciated
Thanks again!

This is some polyporoid fungus.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-07-16 07:50:34 CDT (-0400)

Try Gloeophyllum, Inonotus (Onnia), Phaeolus – something like that.

a very un-Phelbioid hymenium
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-16 06:00:56 CDT (-0400)

too poroid, imho.

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