Observation 217665: Fomes excavatus (Berk.) Cooke

When: 2015-09-30

Collection location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Growing on old Birch log.

Proposed Names

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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 23:19:08 AST (-0400)

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 22:48:58 AST (-0400)
They do look a little too brown
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-10-04 10:30:42 AST (-0400)

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

Why not Fomes?
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-10-04 00:02:22 AST (-0400)


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