8 responses to “Fomitopsis pinicola”

  1. souren

    Naughty boy … in the name of science … one of the pleasures/dangers of horticulture & botany :o)

  2. annie morgan

    Delightful posting!!!

  3. Mirdza

    First I want to say what I wonderful discovery is this page. The photos are so good, the text interesting and I really appreciate the links to further reading.
    I really identify with Daniel for sniffing trees. Taking a deep breath while walking in the woods adds to the experience. I learned it from my mother who was a nature lover with all her heart and soul. From now on I will inhale deeply as I hug the tree.
    The mushroom looks delicious. If its guttation is tasty (and not harmful) I can see it as an ingredient by some adventurous chef.

  4. Bill Barnes

    chances are good that a fungus on rotted wood is relatively harmless , i.e. Morels, chicken of the woods , puff balls , etc. Not so for fungi growing on other things, caution and avoidance would be the action of choice.

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Bill’s correct in advising caution and avoidance. I would certainly not have ingested anything to do with mushrooms without the say-so of trusted expert mycologists.

  6. elizabeth a airhart

    daniel if you ever plan to walk thru a dry martini forest do call

  7. phillip

    …HA..!..that’s one of the funniest things you’ve said here Daniel..er except maybe the poison ivy incident..
    as usual…love your work…thank you..

  8. Irma in Sweden

    That would be a very interesting forest! Junipers, olives, cinnamon,cardamom,wormwort, citrus and other secret spices, wines, potatoes and running cold water. Add to that someone adept at making and mixing the cocktail (shaken and not stirred)

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