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Fomes fomentarius

Fomes fomentarius

Description:

Found in eastern north america, varies in color from silverly gray to black, but most of the time they are brown. It grows on the side of many different types of trees, causing it to rot. It continues to live on the trees- long after they have died changing from a parasite to a decomposer.

Habitat:

Woods

Notes:

Field Notes; It was very warm out, the mushroom is black w/ brown. It does not have a stalk. It is growing on a tree. The inside was brown& there was a maggot inside it.

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4 Comments

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 8 years ago

ahh the second pictures should be an old decaying Fomes fomentarius

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 8 years ago

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fomes_fomen... ) , ( http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/818... ). other site for infos are: eol, mushroomexpert,mykoweb,rogersmushroom,wkipedia, google image and surely some others. This mushroom is found by the neandethaler/ice man -- ötzi.He probably used it as tinder--> hence the common name: tinder fungus or ice man fungus! good luck

mmsbiodiversity94
mmsbiodiversity94 8 years ago

I agree I think you should add more notes and I'm also kinda confused about the second picture, is it even the mushroom.

mmsbiodiversity56
mmsbiodiversity56 8 years ago

I think you should add for to your field notes. Make it more descriptive(-;

mmsbiodiversity70
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mmsbiodiversity70

Maine

Spotted on Nov 14, 2011
Submitted on Dec 23, 2011

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