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Brown-rot fungus

Fomitopsis sp.

Description:

Large polypore (6" or so) with a woody fruiting body somewhat reminiscent of hardened foam. The fungus had some glistening, maple-syrup-like liquid dripping from its cap.

Habitat:

Seen in the old-growth forest in Grove of the Patriarchs in Mount Rainier National Park. Spotted on a dead tree trunk with a trunk diameter greater than 3 feet.

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mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Packwood, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 13, 2019
Submitted on Oct 28, 2020

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