Observation 24413: Fomes excavatus (Berk.) Cooke
When: 2009-08-16
Collection location: Sumner, Maine, USA [Click for map]
Who: yish
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Its 4in by 4in on top and 3in tall. Its got cork like texture and it weighs 4oz. Feels like cork too. This was chiseled off from a Birch tree. Definitely a mushroom. A numberof them were growing.

I am looking for comments from the community as to what this is or might be.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:32 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sumner, Maine’ to ‘Sumner, Maine, USA


Dim 4inX4inX3.5in weight 4 Oz. Cork like texture and feel. Its light too. Top and side view.
This is the bottonm view.
Front view.
Top view.

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By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2009-08-17 15:34:46 CDT (-0400)

Fomes fomentarius. It looks like the pore surface may be disruped, maybe when the tree fell over and the pore surace started to grow again trying to reorient.

Created: 2009-08-16 20:25:17 CDT (-0400)
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