Observation 73014: Laricifomes officinalis (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar
When: 1998-10-11
(49.822° -123.1655° 280m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing on an old Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) tree.
Syn.: Fomes officinalis (Vill.) Bres., Laricifomes officinalis (Vill.) Kotl. & Pouzar

Attached photos are snapshots downloaded from a video camera, hence their quality is poor. But the specimen was impressive.

Photo of the same specimen taken by Carl Halvorson on 2014-10-08 show the same specimen from which the lower part broke off or was vandalized.

We visited the site on Sunday, October 19, 2014 and found the broken-off piece in the rock crevice below the tree. We collected a part of this broken-off piece home as a herbarium specimen.

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Photo of the same specimen in 1998 & 2014
The lower part of the fruiting body either fell off or has been vandalized
Photo Credits: Adolf Ceska 1998 (left) & Carl Halvorson 2014 (right)
P.S. Oluna and I visited this site on October 19, 2014 and Oluna found the piece that fell off on the gro...

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Thanks for posting that ob. and for
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-01-18 12:02:31 CST (-0500)

giving a little bit of its history. I doubt I’ll ever run into such an amazing specimen in my lifetime. Fascinating!

The photo is old
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2011-08-01 23:26:50 CDT (-0400)

The local people knew about this polypore and told us where to find it. Mind you, it was 13 years ago and who knows how it looks today. We are going through that area for the Bioblitz this coming weekend, but it’s unlikely that we would be able to stop there. We will meet few other mushroom addicts there and we will ask them to investigate. I hope this nice specimen is still there with 13 more rings. Adolf

Beautiful conk
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-08-01 23:07:46 CDT (-0400)

A very nice photo.

By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-08-01 22:49:27 CDT (-0400)

Exceptional find!

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-01 17:09:57 CDT (-0400)

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