Observation 199925: Laricifomes officinalis (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar
When: 2015-02-25

Notes: This small fruiting body remnant was at the top of a very well rotted Douglas fir snag. As with most Agarikon I have come across(around 30 or so encountered) the starting point of the fruiting generally exhibits a “tear drop” behavior before the ubiquitous “bee hive” begins to form.

I, unfortunately came too late and found only the “tear drop”-collected below. I hypothesize(based on the tear drop size) that the actual entire full fruit body was about 2 feet long. Hopefully it was either cloned or used by a shaman at some point ;)

Herbarium specimen available.

Elevation: approx. 3200ft.

Note: Just my opinion but:

To end taxonomical argument and confusion-

I feel that Laricifomes officinalis should be placed only with Agarikon found on Larix host tree species. Hence the same prefix (“Lari”) as a monotypic species.

All Agarikon found on Douglas fir should be listed as Fomitopsis officinalis(as Fomitopsis pinicola infects predominantly Douglas fir, as well).

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