Identification: Is it a conk? Never seen a round one.

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by M. D. Vaden, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    Anyone know the name of this one?

    It was on the underside of an oak tree's large limb.

    I've never seen something like this that was inverted and an entire circle.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    What looks odder to me is that it's bright blue . . . I've only ever seen them white, yellowish or brownish.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    flipped through my books Mario, no answers for you, sorry.
     
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    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Normally the conk is growing out of the side of the tree. In a case such as this, the trunk isn't there to stop it. I guess.
     
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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks like a Ganoderma sp. maybe tsugi (don't know if that is spelled correctly)
     
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    Nice photo.

    Neat specimen.

    Growing on Oak? I'd say Ganoderma's a good bet. No telling tho - Fomes, Fomitopsis...

    It is unusual for it to grow so that the entire margin is there... that's worded poorly...It's usually an up/sideways thing. Not an upside downy thing.

    Thanks fer sharon.
     

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