Observation 74680: Pseudoinonotus dryadeus (Pers.) T. Wagner & M. Fisch.

When: 2011-08-26

Collection location: Priest Point Park, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

This striking(and weeping) polypore was found fruiting from the side of a large Douglas fir tree.

Information gathered from MDM and Dr. Kuo’s Mushroom expert.com explain the late in summer fruiting and the affinity that this Inonotus species has for Firs(rather than Quarcus/Betula sp. on West Coast,infreq.)

The weeping of brownish juice, the tan colored top, grayish pore structure and obvious white spore print being dropped on ground underneath are all also indicators of this species.

Due to renowned health benefits of other Inonotus species(mainly I. obliquus, I. dryophilus, and I. hispitus) I am tempted to dry and make tea from this large, fresh specimen. Anyone in the community tried dryadeus before?

Temp: 72 sunny, clear… No rain since last week.

Link for Mushroom expert description-


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Third image showing pore structure(sitting atop the cap flipped upside down) to be light gray with dense pores.

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Used references: Mushroom expert.com (Kuo) see attached hyperlink
Mushrooms Demystified (pgs.567-569)

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