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Rusty gilled polypore

Gloeophyllum sepiarium


I was surprised to find such a large Rusty gilled polypore specimen when I turned over a sheet of plywood, it was about a meter in length and up to 25 cm wide. Rusty-gilled Polypore is a polypore with gills. Gene sequencers have confirmed that the species is a genuine member of the Polypore Order, the Polyporales. This is an incredibly adaptable fungus that makes it's own rules.


Found on the underside of a sheet of old plywood that had been left out in weather at 2000 ft. Often found on lumber and usually associated with dead conifers. The fruiting body grows for only one year, and produces spores in late summer and autumn.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.22, Long: -121.05

Spotted on Nov 19, 2018
Submitted on Nov 20, 2018

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