Observation 128461: Phellinus nigricans (Fr.) P. Karst
When: 2013-02-09
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: On Salix
Used references: Larsen, M. J. and L. A. Cobb-Poulle. 1990. Phellinus (Hymenochaetaceae): A Survey Of The World Taxa. Synopsis Fungorum 3, Fungiflora, Oslo, Norway. 206p

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-14 01:28:46 CET (+0100)

I would also say it is willow. Now which species are there on willow in North America? Is there research done? It reminds me of European Phellinus trivialis but then the concept in the igniarius group is a bit of a mess imo.

Bark looks like willow
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-02-14 01:24:16 CET (+0100)
Ok, my fault.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-13 22:54:40 CET (+0100)

Does not change that much though. I am not familiar with Phellini of North America ;)

I am in Washington
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2013-02-13 22:20:18 CET (+0100)

Not CA, but thanks anyways!

Okay, date is more important ;)
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-13 20:34:40 CET (+0100)

It just looks too black for me to be called igniarius. But I am not familiar with your Californian polypores. In Europe I would not call this thus. I would call it either Phellinus trivialis if on willow. If on birch I would call it P. lundellii. And a few other options there are. I’ll leave it to a person who is better than me. I never been to Cal so … ;)

Not sure….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2013-02-13 20:27:35 CET (+0100)

Was on a date with the wife and also am not as good with trees as I should be!


The host is …?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-13 20:25:55 CET (+0100)


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