Observation 220551: Laricifomes officinalis (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar

When: 2015-10-25

Collection location: Little Skookum, Mason Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve (Lokness)

Specimen available

Third growth fir plantation forest – but on an original old growth log. Big, maybe doug fir. Cheesy like pore layer. White chalky interior of older sample. Bitter taste. The older sample was harvested – brought in several years ago and was unproductive (dead). The newer polypore budded about two feet from where the original conk was. Last year it was all white and over the summer developed the light tan zones around the outside edge. Then started what appears to be successive growth spurt late this summer/fall.


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Late in year two showing overlapping second growth spurt (still going on)
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Late in year two
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Year two, but before second growth spurt – notice date picture was taken – August 13th 2015
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Year one – last year – August 26th 2014
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Small attachment at top, succeeding growths continued towards the ground, but were not attached to log. About 9 distinct growth zones.

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