Observation 92404: Phellinus igniarius (L.) Quél.
When: 2012-04-10
Who: BlueCanoe
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Hard, perennial conk on what I would guess is some kind of willow (Salix sp.).

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Recognized by sight
55% (4)
Recognized by sight: On salix (not conifer) spore bearing structure Brown(tubes are definitely brown/not bright white as usually with Fomitopsis) most likely P.igniarius( one common name is "willow bracket).

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dimensions & habitat
By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-10 22:34:54 PDT (-0700)

I would estimate the long dimension at about 20 cm. The dead, fallen trunk it is growing on has lost its bark, but nearly all the surrounding trees are some kind of willow, some of which have larger, tree-sized diameters. Despite the name, Union Bay Natural Area is a highly disturbed ecosystem, with plenty of non-native plants. Much of this area was actually an active landfill up until the mid 1960’s.

Dimensions?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-10 21:43:57 PDT (-0700)

Height? Width? Length?

May be an optical delusion, but fungus appears much larger than what I would expect to find on a native Salix species. Could this be growing on a very old Weeping willow or other ornamental willow?

Created: 2012-04-10 19:26:06 PDT (-0700)
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