Observation 76212: Bondarzewia occidentalis Jia J. Chen, B.K. Cui & Y.C. Dai

Growing near a well-rotted Pinus lambertiana stump, in a dense stand of young Abies concolor and Calocedrus decurrens (very shady, southeast-facing slope). Compound fruiting body is ~20 × 35 cm across, and the caps are very convoluted, with pockets of pores interspersed with the sterile cap tissue. The caps are velvety and mostly pale orange-brown.


view from the top
rooting base evident
close-up view of the pores

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Recognized by sight: New name for the Western North American “Bondarzewia mesenterica”, which is not the same as the European species.
Used references: Chen, J., Cui, B., He, S., Cooper, J. A., Barrett, M. D., Chen, J., … & Dai, Y. (2016). Molecular phylogeny and global diversity of the remarkable genus Bondarzewia (Basidiomycota, Russulales). Mycologia, 108(4), 697-708.

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