Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Continuing the notes from F. cajanderi, these were also discussed in the talk about wood rotting fungus. There are similar to the F. cajanderi, in the fact that they also rot out the cellulose from the heart wood of living trees. But these are different in that these are “but rotter” where the F. cajanderi was a “top rotter”. These grow into the tree from the base, and will eventually weaken the central wood of the tree, increasing the chance of the tree blowing over in the wind.
We were also told that these fruit in the early fall, and are yellow. This brown form is when they are all dead and dried out months later, and found near the roots of the trees the fungus has infected. I haven’t seen the yellow ones yet…
Thanks for adding the interesting comments about these species. I don’t know if you noticed, but you can associate notes with a particular Name rather than just a particular Observation. The intent is for comment just like the ones you’ve provided.