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red banded polypore

fomitopsis pinicola

Description:

Cap hoof-shaped or triangular, hard and tough texture, up to 30-40 x 25 x 10 cm. Surface is more or less smooth, at first orange-yellow with a white margin, later dark reddish to brown and then frequently with orange margin. Pore surface pale yellow to leather-brown, 3-4 pores per mm. Grows on live and dead coniferous or (less common) deciduous trees

Habitat:

Fomitopsis pinicola, in English sometimes known as Red Banded Polypore, is a polypore mushroom of the genus Fomitopsis. The species is common throughout the temperate Northern hemisphere. An alternative binomial name is Fomes pinicola

Notes:

The fruiting body of Fomitopsis pinicola is called the conk. It is a woody, pileate fruiting body with pores lined with basidia on its underside. As in other polypores, the fruiting body is perennial with a new layer of pores produced each year on the bottom of the old pores. --This mushroom is inedible due to its woody texture

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hi Alex check my suggestion is correct or wrong... Also check and able suggest IDs...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/764...

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AlexKonig

Brunssum, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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