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Red banded polypore

Fomitopsis pinicola

Habitat:

This fungi was growing on an old tree stump, and was producing drops of moisture from it's underneath part...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Red banded polypore
Fomitopsis pinicola Fomitopsis pinicola


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6 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Argy Bee...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Many species (and some other genus) have the droplets but I suspect they all don't have them sometimes - if that makes sense. It's yet another minor indicator for ID. The other one (below) is difficult to determine without under shots and it's also a fairly young one. Some species make nice coloured droplets like yellow, orange and even red like blood.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@Argy Bee, do they all drip in this species? So many of these types of fungi look similar, the drips could be a good way to distinguish this variety. Do you think this is the same or do other species drip also? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/144...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@Mark. How strange... It must be like a big sponge!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

That's what this one does Pam. Even in dry weather you might see the droplets.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Mark for the ID... Wonder what the drips are? It hasn't rained for days...

pamsai
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Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

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