Observation 211301: Fomitopsis rosea (Alb. & Schwein.) P. Karst.

When: 2015-07-24

Collection location: Lubec, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: brownish pink cap and pores, 5 mm. tubes, pinkish white flesh, on dead conifer
Based on chemical features: KOH black on flesh
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Recognized by sight: better placed in Fomitopsis

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Thanks Martin
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-07-24 16:38:09 PDT (-0700)

No, haven’t seen it before. We’ve found Fomitopsis cajanderi frequently. This looked similar but different in some respects—like color of flesh.


Nice find Terri!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-07-24 15:50:37 PDT (-0700)

This is new to me and not well represented on MO, especially in North America. You are the first in this country! Reading the description on Kuo, I would expect it to be frequently seen, but I haven’t. Apparently others have not either. Have you seen this before?

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