Fomitopsis pinicola, ‘Red-banded Polypore'  (2 Photos and Description)

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“Red banded Polypore” Saprotrophic. Brown rotter associated with conifers.  Rarely on hardwoods in conifer forests. This perennial polypore is a woody hoof-shaped conk with a shiny dark gray to red-brown cap surface and a paler yellow to white margin. It grows a new layer of tubes each year. The hymenium is cream to white. It is the type species for the Fomitopsidaceae family.  ‘Fomitopsis’ means that it resembles species of Fomes.


Fomitopsis pinicola, ‘Red-banded Polypore' 

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Fomitopsis pinicola, ‘Red-banded Polypore'