Observation 24063: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2009-08-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These conks, found in MDZ1 in Zone 38, resemble Fomes fomentarius but were not growing on aspen. They were on a sizable dead jack pine.

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It reminds me more of some Antrodia or Diplomitoporus flavescens …
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-07 16:57:41 PDT (-0700)

but there are too many possibilities to suggest a name

Interesting conks
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-07 13:14:01 PDT (-0700)

They are rather Fomes-like on the upper side, but the hymenium reminds more of Fomitopsis or Heterobasidion annosum (rarely hoof-shaped). The latter is easiest recognized by a strong reaction with Melzer’s (dextrinoid).

Does Fomitopsis officinalis occur on Jack pine..?

Created: 2009-08-06 22:42:45 PDT (-0700)
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