Observation 168960: Fomitopsis pini-canadensis nom. prov.
When: 2014-07-03
Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Specimens in various stages of growth on same tree which was blown down recently by high winds.

From the 2013 paper referenced below: “Our phylogenetic results suggest that Fomitopsis pinicola sensu lato is a species complex comprised of four well-supported phylogenetic species, three in North America and one in Europe.”

If I understand it correctly F. pinicola is a European species, F. ponderosa a SW American species and there are two species of the F. pinicola group which occur from Alaska to Maine: F. pini-canadensis (typical red belt) and F. ochracea.

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight: red belted conk on dead conifer trunk, probably eastern hemlock
Used references: Kuo, M. (2010, February). Fomitopsis pinicola. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/fomitopsis_pinicola.html
94% (3)
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Recognized by sight: conk with blackish ungulate form with red margin
Used references: Phylogeny of Fomitopsis pinicola: a species complex Haight, John-Erich 12/2013 http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4480

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