Observation 164659: Fomitopsis ochracea Ryvarden & Stokland
When: 2014-05-04
Collection location: Washington, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

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please understand…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-05-05 00:49:33 CDT (-0400)

i mean no disrespect to you or your vote.

i also thought it looked like Fomitopsis…

i just don’t understand the whole anonymous voting thing…

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-05-05 00:39:53 CDT (-0400)

you had looked it up… And done due diligence, you would have seen a fungus that looks very similar to the one pictured here, hence my assumption.

The only reason that I didn’t vote with higher confidence is because I haven’t had my CA collections sequenced yet, but it matches based on morphology.

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-05-05 00:26:42 CDT (-0400)

how do you know i never heard of it before??
or, at the very least…look it up?


Fomitopsis ochracea
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-05-05 00:19:54 CDT (-0400)

is a recently described species, being lumped with F. pinicola for years. It is probably more common then F. pinicola in the coastal spruce zone in the PNW!, and it a whole lot more widespread that originally thought.

A few features to help separate it from pinicola are:
-It lack the red band on the margin; the caps don’t get the reddish/orangish growing margin.
-It is duller; the caps don’t get the shiny appearance that pinicola can get.
-The flame test; a flame will melt the cap of pinicola but char the cap of ochracea.

In my mind voting “As If!” on a species that I am willing to bet, you have never heard of before, is worse that voting as “anonymous”.

dear anonymous…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-05-04 20:26:47 CDT (-0400)

please tell me how you came up with a species level id given the photograph…
if you can do this this and reveal your name…we may be getting somewhere…
if not, maybe you should keep your votes…“anonymous…”

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