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Offline Trapper John

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Need help identifying this mushroom
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:52:15 PM »

Okay folks I Need help identifying this mushroom.  I know its a polypore but what kind is it and is it good for anything?

It is growing on my neighbors "Blue Spruce" stump.
Pic #1 shows the stump it is growing on
Pic #2 close up of the polypore
Pic #3 the underside of the Polypore

I almost sure its not a turkey tail, it looks like it is burnt on top but that's the color and texture.
Any help is appreciated.
JC

 


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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 01:08:21 PM »
Hey Trapper John- that sure looks like Dyer's polypore, Phaeolus schweinitzii. It is a common root and lower stem rot of older conifers. It is one of the major causes of death for old Douglas-fir trees in our Northwestern forests.

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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 01:09:33 PM »
Ah, I didn't answer the whole question. Folks into natural fabrics use it for dyeing wool a variety of earth tones.

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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 06:10:33 PM »

Thanks I'm always learning
I know some polypores you can dry and make tea out of them.  Turkey Tail comes to mine.
Thanks again
JC   :hello:


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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 09:08:37 AM »
I agree on the Dyer's. Use it to dye wool or cotton; not sure about synthetics. Don't eat it or make tea with it. It's said to be poisonous.
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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 09:51:54 AM »
Hey Trapper John- that sure looks like Dyer's polypore, Phaeolus schweinitzii. It is a common root and lower stem rot of older conifers. It is one of the major causes of death for old Douglas-fir trees in our Northwestern forests.
Mushrooms kill trees?

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Re: Need help identifying this mushroom
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 03:37:01 PM »
Fungus (mushrooms) kill most anything, be careful out there

 


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