Observation 171401: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2014-07-28
Collection location: Japan [Click for map]
Who: shinto
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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-8% (2)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
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51% (3)
Recognized by sight: tropical, orange, may occur on conifers (this looks like Cryptomeria japonica)
57% (1)
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28% (1)
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It does look like Pycnoporius, Dmitriy.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-28 11:10:23 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for suggesting that. Also found that Pycnoporus coccineus has been reported from Japan. Variation in color (red vs coral) may be from the camera used, f-stop, exposure, etc.

Cryptomeria japonica looks like the twigs in the photos, too.

Tsuga in Latin means hemlock.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-28 02:11:34 PDT (-0700)

Pseudotsuga is Douglas-fir (false hemlock): Oregon’s state tree. True cedar is Cedrus, as in Cedrus deodara (Deodara cedar) which looks more like a conifer, with needles in bunches along the twigs, and has cones that take 2 years to mature.

True cedar is not very aromatic.

Thuja is very aromatic, and Thuja plicata (Western Redcedar) certainly resists most fungal rots: it can survive on the floor of a forest for centuries after falling.

Sorry, shinto. Just trying to understand here. What do you call hemlock?

By: shinto
2014-07-27 23:27:26 PDT (-0700)

dominant downed wood at collection site probably cedar – cedrus – called tsugi here. The term cypress is used for a number of different tree genus/species that may not be related, it is a common name sometimes referring to a few types of cedar in addition to other trees that are not cedars. Cedar is an aromatic, rot (fungi)and termite resistant wood – I have observed far more mushrooms growing in deciduous or broad leaf litter than in the cedar forests. Closest relative probaby redwood trees.

Was this growing on
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-27 21:59:57 PDT (-0700)


Looks a lot like a Ganoderma, shinto.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-27 21:58:49 PDT (-0700)

I’m trying to get my head around a Ganoderma with a coral-colored hymenium, though.

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