Observation 217665: Fomes excavatus (Berk.) Cooke
When: 2015-09-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on old Birch log.

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Recognized by sight: On birch. In North Carolina, F. fasciatus occurs along the coastal plain.
Used references: McCormick, M. A., Grand, L. F., Post, J. B., & Cubeta, M. A. (2013). Phylogenetic and phenotypic characterization of Fomes fasciatus and Fomes fomentarius in the United States. Mycologia, 105(6), 1524-1534.

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Thanks Tom,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-10-04 20:19:08 PDT (-0700)

but I did have to stay several extra days…still dodging rain showers which initially started on the first day of the Foray.

Nice fungus in any case. You’re making me sorry I didn’t go, but you posted some nice fungi!
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2015-10-04 19:48:58 PDT (-0700)
They do look a little too brown
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-10-04 07:30:42 PDT (-0700)

and maybe too slim for the “Birch Polypore”.
I downgraded my confidence level but unfortunately I didn’t save these.

Why not Fomes?
By: MSchink
2015-10-03 21:02:22 PDT (-0700)

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