Observation 105723: Fomes excavatus (Berk.) Cooke

When: 2012-08-16

Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

Specimen available

smelled like seafood/caster oil


Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2012 Erlon Bailey

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Recognized by sight: Pores are too large for Ganoderma or Fomitopsis.
60% (2)
Recognized by sight

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I agree, Herb.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-18 12:25:46 CDT (-0400)

Saw the staining/bruising after posting, and didn’t think it looked right either. But clearly growing on birch, which in my area is rather rare except for ornamental plantings. Also the rim on this obs. doesn’t inroll and the hymenium isn’t recessed or inset as P. betulinus is said to be. I will be removing P. betulinus.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2012-08-17 20:14:47 CDT (-0400)

The pore surface of P. betulinus does not stain. Reminds me of a young Fomitopsis pinicola but the staining seems very odd for that species.

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