Observation 132493: Cryptoporus volvatus (Peck) Shear
When: 2013-04-26
Collection location: Hayden, Idaho, USA [Click for map]

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Cryptoporus spread by bark beetles.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-05-02 10:04:35 CDT (-0500)

The fungus offers cover and protection for the beetles thru the winter, when they are also covered in spores. When the beetles go out in the spring, they spread the fungus.

Tree species
By: Lepkaun (Lepkaun)
2013-05-01 15:55:07 CDT (-0500)

Yes it was a conifer.

Tree species these were found on?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-04-26 20:22:48 CDT (-0500)

If conifer, Cryptoporus almost a certainty.

Created: 2013-04-26 19:31:07 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2013-07-01 13:49:11 CDT (-0500)
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