Observation 8026: Inonotus cuticularis (Bull.) P. Karst.
When: 2008-06-07
Collection location: Saco, Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Velvet like surface.
pleasant aroma.

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Recognized by sight: Hard, wood rotting polypore

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-06-21 21:52:02 CST (+0800)

Inonotus cuticularis was first described from Europe, but it’s a circumpolar species, found through Europe, Asia, North America, and a few in North Africa too. I grows on many kinds of hardwoods.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2008-06-21 21:28:16 CST (+0800)

It does look like Inonotus cuticularis.
That must be a European species?
It seems like have alot of the same unique species here in New England.

A polypore, but not Polyporus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-06-21 18:13:57 CST (+0800)

Looks more like an Inonotus to me. Possibly cuticularis – or whatever you might have over there in USA… Inonotus cuticularis grows on several kinds of trees, but it is always helpful to know what it grows on.

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