Observation 159814: Cryptoporus volvatus (Peck) Shear

When: 2014-02-16

Collection location: Cotati, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (chazwt@gmail.com)

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ID please. These are growing all along the underside of the branches of a dead pine tree. Appeared around the end of the year, but have grown significantly since the first rain a few weeks ago.

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Appearance of Cryptoporus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-02-18 17:13:51 PST (-0800)

is an indication of a pine beetle investation, Chaz. The beetles winter over inside the sporocarp, coating them with spores. They then spread the spores with their eggs.

Created: 2014-02-16 10:43:27 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2014-02-16 18:03:05 PST (-0800)
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