Identification: Fungus ID- Bracket/Conk

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by 4ager, May 16, 2018 at 1:27 AM.

  1. 4ager

    4ager Active Member

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    Location:
    British Columbia
    Habitat:
    Found in the woods growing on the sides of fallen trees.

    Gills:
    White pores

    Stem:
    No stem. A very solid chunk as hard as the wood it's growing on.

    Cap:
    4" wide, black/brown/red/white, hard, shell-like shape,

    Spore print color: white

    Bruising:
    slight light brownish colour
     

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  2. Frog

    Frog Well-Known Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi 4ager, and thank you for the detailed description and photo. This is a red belt conk, Fomitopsis pinicola (pini-canadensis). They often do, but not always have the red "belt" near margin. They can resemble artists conks and vice versa, but the pore bruising colour is darker for artists conks.
     
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    4ager Active Member

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    I find it difficult to differentiate between all the different conks. As always Frog, thanks for your quick reply.
     
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