Collection location: near Snoqualmie Pass, King Co. and Kittatas Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]
Fruiting from the pithy center of this well hollowed out Western hemlock snag.
Note the pithy shard left sandwiched between this brilliantly shellacked reishi. It was pretty cool to see how this fruitbody blasted its way from left to right through this pithy tissue so fast that the speedy growing conk(during the summer months when they can extend 2cm a day) surrounded the stick and just kept on growing.
Amazing to see how many hues of red, purple and even blue come out in different angles of light with this species.
Elevation: approx 3000ft.
Temp: upper 50’s- raining heavy.
Herbarium specimen available: MSchink to analyze for correct taxonomy.
Specimen harvested within 100yrds of this observation:
*Specimen from this observation(G.oregonense-SNQ2) mailed to MSchink 2/23/15 for further analysis and possible DNA sequencing.
UPDATED ON 7/23/15: Fresh fruiting body in added images on lower left portion of the same substrate 5 months later(in season during August-October for red reishi).
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