Quiz #112: Fungus

I found these fungal fruiting bodies growing on the stump remains of an Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). Name the species of fungus. (Photographed in western Maine in early June, 2010.)

Photo of Quiz #112: Fungus

Here's a close up of one of the fruiting bodies.

Photo of Quiz #112: Fungus

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3 thoughts on “Quiz #112: Fungus”

    1. A very good guess, Ann. One difference between Red-belted Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola, or Red-belted Conk) and this mushroom is that the former is stalkless. Several of the fruiting bodies in the top photo have definite dark red stalks.

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