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Pehllinus pini

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I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

I am grateful for corrections to taxonomic determinations, please contact me at FreeTiiuPix 

 

Phellinus pini
[Red Ring Rot]

Phellinus pini, also known as Porodaedalea pini, is a true heart rot decay fungus.  Commonly known as “Red Ring Rot”, this fungus produces a fruiting body that is hard, woody and perennial (remains on the tree season after season).  Common hosts of this fungus are Western Hemlock, Pine, Spruce, Western larch, Douglas-fir and Western Red Cedar trees but it has been also reported on others. 

Attacking living, dead or fallen trees, the fruiting bodies have many shapes that range from looking like a hoof or shell or being bracket-like.  This species may have a width of up to 30cm and may be singular or fused with other specimens often sprouting with lichen and algae.  The upper surface has ridges and is a light to dark grayish-brown.  The underside of this fungus is a light brown with irregularly shaped pores.  Tubes are layered.

Note:  According to the United State Department of Agriculture Forest Service, this fungus causes more decay of living pines than any other fungus!

 

Phellinus Porodaedalea pini Red Ring Rot bracket fungi on Pine tree

Phellinus pini - 1
[Photographed in Northern Ontario, Grundy Lake Provincial Park on a large Pine tree]

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Phellinus Porodaedalea pini Red Ring Rot bracket fungi

Phellinus pini - 2
[Photographed in Northern Ontario, Grundy Lake Provincial Park on a large Pine tree]

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Irregularly shaped brown fungus on Pine tree Red Root Rot

Phellinus pini - 3
[Photographed in Northern Ontario, Grundy Lake Provincial Park on a large Pine tree]

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Underside of Pehllinus pini bracket fungus.

Phellinus pini - 4
[Photographed in Northern Ontario, Grundy Lake Provincial Park on a large Pine tree]

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Phellinus Porodaedalea pini Red Ring Rot bracket fungi Ontario

Phellinus pini - 5
[Photographed in Northern Ontario, Grundy Lake Provincial Park on a large Pine tree]

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