Observation 67823: Laricifomes officinalis (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar

Multiple large specimens(and 3 smaller young fruit bodies 30 feet up) fruiting from an old Douglas Fir tree. This stand of firs is hanging over saltwater in an estuarian habitat at the base of Mudd Bay.

Some specimens are 1 foot across.

Written July 17th 2011:

The conk from these images was harvested soon after the images were taken and has been a centerpiece in our living room ever since. I feel the energy of this species is very protective- and strengthens the Qi of whoever harbors and respects it. Agarikon is powerful medicine and will continue to be appreciated as disease fighting protection for all living mammals as future generations struggle to figure out how to fight disease., I believe Agarikon, Reishi, Hericium, Polyozellus multiplex and turkey tails will all lead the way in that specific fight. Wherever new disease and bacteria arrive in a substrate( or living human tissue) adaptogenic substances and organisms begin interacting with it, luckily for us the aforementioned fungi have been adapting to and mutating various substrates throughout nature on earth(and I believe we will soon find out space) for approximately 400 million years. Makes you wonder what a fungi that has lived, and survived the longest of any other(at least as a fruiting body) could possibly do for humans with low or weakened immune systems… Of course, Fungi are never the whole story, or cure all (there never is just one!).

UPDATE 3/8/2015: Linked below is my personal collection of done sporulating Agarikon(including the conk in this observation).http://mushroomobserver.org/200148?q=2WgWT

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