Post Burn Life

Discussion in 'Botany Photo of the Day Submissions' started by dkoch, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. dkoch

    dkoch Member

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    I thought this was a pretty awesome picture of a mushroom growing out of the side of a dead, fire killed ponderosa pine on the Payette National Forest at about 5,900 feet in the South Fork of the Salmon River watershed. I am not a mushroom guy so I don't know what genus it is ... maybe Amanita? This forest burns regularly and the plant life and fungi observed afterwards is incredible.
     

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    dt-van Active Member 10 Years

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    Looks like a pholiota to me. Not sure what species though as I don't have any books with me.
     
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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I agree that it looks like a Pholiota. A quick search of the Web turned up Pholiota adiposa as the closest in appearance, although it is supposed to grow on Beech trees.
     

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