Observation 272943: Phellinus Quél.

When: 2017-03-26

Collection location: Erbil, Iraq [Click for map]

Who: Dr Al Rawi (Abu Yussif)

No specimen available

place western of Iraq


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Welcome, Dr. Al Rawi
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-03-26 12:06:27 CDT (-0400)

It is exciting to see fungi from the middle east. We do not have much content from this region here on the site.

As for this observation, I do not believe this polypore is chaga (Inonotus obliquus), since this species grows on birch trees (Betula sp.) in northern temperate areas. Also, the pores are rarely seen, and form a flat sheet on some portion of the substrate, never on the underside of the cankers as in a typical conk.

A final note, only Latin names are permitted in the name field. Common names like ‘chaga’ and conversational english like ‘false truffle’ are not valid. If you are unsure of the identity of a fungus, you may leave the name field blank.

Looking forward to more Iraqi fungi. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. Also consider reviewing this link for tips on how to best photograph fungi.