Observation 50: Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar

When: 2003-11-24

Collection location: Wilder Ridge, Humboldt Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

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A young fruiting body growing on a hardwood (tanoak) log.

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Strange host jumps..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-07-12 00:49:28 PDT (-0700)

Very strange if it isn’t known from other hosts in Wisconsin and Michigan..?
In Canada (and here in Scandinavia) it’s a parasite on almost every kind of broadleaved trees. It seems most common on birch here, but the reason is simple – birch is the most common tree. Maple and poplars are easy victims too.


Interesting host jumps
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-07-09 12:12:33 PDT (-0700)

Interesting that in northern Wisconsin and Michigan this species (or at least what we’re calling this species) grows exclusively on yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis).

Thanks for catching that!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-07-05 22:37:28 PDT (-0700)

I had misread Arora and thought that C. purpureum was associated only with conifers. Now that I see that it’s on hardwood, this ID seems right to me.

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