When: 2017-11-02

Collection location: Little Skookum, Mason Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve (Lokness)

No specimen available

DNA results; a 99% match to GenBank EU854436. Frank, Stamets strain F01.


Laricifomes officinalis 20.jpg
The moss that shows on either side of the polypore is completely missing underneath it. Like a dead zone.
Laricifomes officinalis 21.jpg
Significant white spore deposit and vigorous pore layer.
Laricifomes officinalis 22.jpg
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The darkest brown layer on this side of the polypore was I think a secondary infection that the fungi seems to have defeated? Compare to opposite side.

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T. officinalis
By: Steve (Lokness)
2018-01-01 10:43:54 PST (-0800)

Hi Alan. Yes this was sequenced by Avalabs in Spain and their run determined a match to the Stamet Agarakon mentioned in the observation. I have watched this polypore since it was a bud with one early on picture shown here as 175499 in MO. Interestingly the log is an old growth log that was originally cut and left but is now in a third growth forest that is not so far from being logged again.
The local group here in Olympia are just in the process of attempting to get started with a Mycoflora Project under the umbrella of NAMA and have not picked a database for pictures; MO or iNaturalist. My time is consumed with helping to get this up and going and our photo decision will drive where sequenced information goes on it’s ultimate trip to GenBank.

Do you have the sequence for this?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-12-30 22:26:21 PST (-0800)

Sequences should be added to MO and GenBank so they can be compared to others.

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