Observation 9055: Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.) Bondartsev & Singer
When: 2006-10-16
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This was displayed at the 2006 Oregon Mycological Society Fall Mushroom Show, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR. The display tag has the OMS Herbarium number. I have collected this fungus a few times above 2500 feet elevation in Clackamas County, Oregon. My last collection was left on site: it is/was about 40 feet up a large Ponderosa pine snag, and I’m guessing weighs in the neighborhood of 80 pounds. F. officinalis is a perennial fungus, not prone to decaying, so can be found at least 10 years after it was originally fruiting. It also puts on additional growth rings each year, so can be read in the same way tree growth rings can be read.

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms; identified by Dr. Lorelei Norvell.

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