Observation 169115: Laricifomes officinalis (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar
When: 2014-07-05

Notes: These two bone white Agarikon were found on the ground at the base of a parasitized larch tree. Evidence of the old wounds about 30-50feet up indicated where these could have fallen from. Buried about 3-4 inches in the the needles duff- I estimate they fell within the last 5 years.

Largest specimen is 18inches tall. Apparently the Haida and other Native tribes in Washington used these fallen conks for shamanic carvings and burial headstones historically.

Friable, fragile- like old chalk that turns to dust if you crumble it between your fingers. Tastes very bitter.

Temp: low 70’s.

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Note the larch tree bark and needles where the sporocarp was once attached. Small conk on right-gifted to World renowned myco tour specialist and friend Daniel Winkler on 3/11/2015 for spiritual protection on his many worldwide journeys and presentations surrounding the Fungi.
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