Observation 205584: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.
When: 2015-05-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Old, crispy specimens at the base of a large Douglas fir. This species parasitizes the roots of Douglas fir for many, many years. Find a crispy one in winter, Spring or summer and come back in autumn to witness new fresh specimens nearby with myriad rainbows of color(hence the name dyers polypore). This species is used to dye wool and many textile products, historically.

Has been found to exhibit multiple antibiotic and ergosterol constituents.

Elevation: 1800ft.

Temp: low 60’s.

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