Notes: This is the fruiting body on birch. About one meter of the bark has been removed to make it visible.
Inonotus obliquus (Ach. ex Pers.) Pilát on MyCoPortal
Inonotus obliquus on MycoBank
Alternative Name: Inonotus obliquus f. obliquus
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Draft For Wild Mushrooms Of The Northeastern United States By Erlon (Private)
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what you want to know about it. My photo is old and doesn’t show any details, but the fruit body was developed on a tree that already had fallen down.
Its life cycle starts with an infection in a small wound on the tree, that creates the sterile conks (chaga). They act like cancer and aim to weaken the tree and eventually kill it, then it’s time for the fertile stage, the thin pore layer under the bark.
obviously I’ve never seen Chaga fruit bodies. I don’t understand what I’m seeing here. Can you explain? I’m Chaga collector and would love to understand this.
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