Phellinus pini identification

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Phellinus pini (Fr.) Ames. Feny-tapl- Pine Conk. Bracket 2-20cm across, 1-15cm thick; hoof-shaped, fan-shaped, or shelf-like; tawny to dark reddish brown or brownish black in age, with the margin often brighter; hard, crusty, rough or cracked, minutely hairy, generally curved. Tubes up to 6mm deep. Pores circular to angular; dingy yellow-tawny. Stem minute or none. Flesh tough; tawny to tan or ochre. Spores globose or subglobose, smooth, 4-6 x 3.5-5-. Deposit brown. Habitat singly or in rows on living or recently dead coniferous trunks. Common. Widely distributed in North America. Season perennial. Not edible. Comment A very destructive fungus that attacks the heartwood of living trees, resulting in "conk rot" causing more timber loss than any other fungus.

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More info about Phellinus pini mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
Red or redish or pink
Normal size:
over 15cm
North America
Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
Feny�tapl�, Pine Conk
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:38:01

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