Observation 215812: Inonotus obliquus (Ach. ex Pers.) Pilát
When: 2015-08-20
Who: R.W. (Al.)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on Ostrya virginiana (ironwood, hophornbeam)

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The one on the right is this observation, the one on the left is a birch chaga for comparison……
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The one on the right is this observation, the one on the left is a birch chaga for comparison……
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The one on the right is this observation, the one on the left is a birch chaga for comparison……
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The one on the right is this observation, the one on the left is a birch chaga for comparison……

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Interesting…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-12 19:23:10 EDT (-0400)

The interior is not as yellow/orange as the material I see. But it really looks like Chaga to me.

That linked observation…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-09 22:23:08 EDT (-0400)

looks more like I. obliquus to me.

I see what you mean about the photos in this post. The trees are also kinda blurry in zoom mode.

It’s orange and corky
By: R.W. (Al.)
2015-09-09 22:12:39 EDT (-0400)

It’s smooth because my handheld photos are blurry, the trees are smooth too. I can snap another photo for you later if you like… I’m pretty sure this is it. The interior is orange and corky

Also are other similar Ostrya virginiana finds of mine from a few years ago…

http://imgur.com/a/l9t7p

http://i.imgur.com/k5KPQ5i.jpg

“Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees by Sinclair and Lyon, 2nd Edition (page 314) states: “… Occasional to rare records exist for Alnus rubra (red alder), Fagus grandifolia (American beech), F. sylvatica (European beech), Ostrya virginiana (hop hornbeam) and Populus balsamifera subsp. trichocarpa (black cottonwood).” – quote from fungi magazine: http://www.fungimag.com/...
This looks s little different…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-09 20:48:38 EDT (-0400)

from the I. obliquus I find here in eastern Pennsylvania. Surface looks to consist of areas that are smoothish/wrinkled, instead of the grainy/charcoal appearance I’m used to.

What does the interior of the clinker look like?

Ironwood in the hood
By: R.W. (Al.)
2015-09-09 17:20:35 EDT (-0400)

“Notes: Growing on Ostrya virginiana (ironwood, hophornbeam)”

I find it on this substrate infrequently, about 1/20th as often as paper birch.

what kind of tree?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-09-09 17:16:55 EDT (-0400)

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