Public Description of Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Fomitopsidaceae

General Description:

Large, circular or fan-shaped polypore, singly or tiered from a common base, on or near dead or living conifers, usually on the ground.2 3


Conifer forests

Look Alikes:

Parasitic on conifers, causing brown butt rot.2 3 4


1 A.R. Bessette, A.E. Bessette, The Rainbow Beneath My Feet (Syracuse Univ. Press 2001)

2 D. Desjardin, M. Wood & F. Stevens, California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide (Timber Press 2015)

3 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2 (Apr. 2014) (application, latest version downloadable at

4 Hoffman, Management Guide for Schweinitzii Root and Butt Rot (2004),


English-language common name: Dyer’s Polypore

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Erlon Bailey

Created: 2010-03-31 18:04:16 PDT (-0700) by Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2015-09-22 06:22:43 PDT (-0700) by Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
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