Observation 66735: Fomitopsis pinicola (Sw.) P. Karst.

When: 2011-05-01

Collection location: Hamlin Park East Woods, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

No specimen available

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Yes, indeed.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-06-16 05:51:00 PDT (-0700)

The dewatering shots are very nice.


@Paul, Britney
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-02 11:27:05 PDT (-0700)

@Paul- Have you ever tasted a Russula or a Lactarius that was acrid? How about Pepper Spray?

It is more of a spicy feeling than a spicy flavor. It is hard to explain, but it was like a sensation.

@Britney- Thank you so much!

Great photos
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-02 11:03:53 PDT (-0700)


“Odd-feeling” you say?
By: P. Hill (phill)
2011-05-02 11:00:14 PDT (-0700)

I’m interested in this “odd-feeling”. Was it metallic like chewing aluminum foil or alternatively some wines can have a metallic like taste? Or was it numbing or some other effect?

I tasted the water….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-01 22:23:18 PDT (-0700)

And I was surprised it was acrid, reminding of tasting L. turpis. Mildly spicy and ‘odd-feeling’ for about 30 seconds, leaving an odd after-taste.

Created: 2011-05-01 16:42:22 PDT (-0700)
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