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I saw this while hiking along Mahoning Creek near Dayton, PA, USA. This fungus is on a fallen tree trunk and I thought it was pretty.


Moist woodlands.


I know this is a common fungus, but I know practically nothing about fungi. I need help naming it.

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Thanks, J. I'm strongly leaning that way too.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Nice fungus, Susan! I think this looks like a Phellinus based on the white ring but I am no expert.

Bailey, thanks for trying. :-) I felt the same way. Kept going back and forth between the pictures. Wasn't 100% either.

baileykatz00 8 years ago

Hmm... I'm not too sure, but it may be the Phellinus igniarius. I'm not 100% sure, so don't put it down as that. It's just my opinion, and I'm no fungi expert, but Iv'e been comparing the images and it just might be.

Phellinus igniarius vs Fomes fomentarius?

Dayton, Pennsylvania, USA

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