Observation 198823: Fomitiporia tsugina Murrill
When: 2015-02-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The dark shiny Conk in images 4 and 5 is actually a G. oregonense fruiting right next to this Phellinus.

This is the 3rd. encounter we’ve had with this semi-resupinate conk on Western hemlock where reishi have been evident in the same substrate. Two images were taken from The Olympia, WA area and now from this montane location near snoqualmie pass.

I think it is important to at least mention this phenomenon as I know Phellinus hartigii is exceedingly rare here and normally is only found in Russia, Czech republic and respective areas nearby.

If anyone has any info on Phellinus and Ganoderma sharing hemlock as substrate I’d love to know more. Interesting when two competing fungi share habitat and both seem to thrive.

Elevation: 3000ft.

Temp: 58.

Med value Abstract:


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Recognized by sight: Pseudopileate or resupinate. A North American species that prefers Tsuga as a host, distinct from the European F. hartigii which prefers Abies. https://www.deepdyve.com/...

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