Observation 14534: Fomitopsis pinicola (Sw.) P. Karst.

When: 2008-11-23

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

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Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. Growing on Western hemlock log, which would normally make this Ganoderma tsugae, but this is not the red-shellac form, which often has a stipe.

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I think Daniel is right and we deal with two different species here.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-26 08:37:22 AEST (+1000)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-26 08:35:23 AEST (+1000)

While I accept that photo 29918 may be Fomitopsis pinicola (Red-banded conk), I do not see the banding typical of that species in the other photos, and stand by my original identification.

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