Phaeolus schweinitzii  

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Phaeolus schweinitzii  (Fr.) Pat. 1900

“Dyer’s Polypore” Annual parasitic polypore with velvety cap.  Brown rotter on conifers. Grows from the roots of conifers, especially pine, hemlock, larch, spruce and Douglas fir. Causes butt rot and heart rot. Cap and pores become darker and harder as the fruit body matures. Saprotrophic on dead wood. It is in the Fomitopsidaceae family of the Polyporales.

Phaeolus schweinitzii

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Phaeolus schweinitzii