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Phellinus species submission : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 450 kb each.

Phellinus species 
Family – Polyporaceae
It’s an old specimen of Phellinus sp. which is about 16 years old its age can be calculated by counting its rings. 
Weight – 2.4Kg
Host tree – Persea odoratissima
Altitude – 1600meters 
Photographed at Janitri, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh
Dated – 24 March 2018


This is quite interesting, thanks for sharing dear … I am unable to answer why did you separate it from the host? 


Thanks …, I collected this as it is a wood rooting fungi and i need to collect them for my Forest Pathology course last year.
Moreover if i will not collect it, i am almost sure it will soon get deteriorated in a couple of year either by weathering or by termite attack as it had already started decomposing at top.
Unlike plants these fungi have mycelium spread over host plant, a few more new fruiting bodies will grow on it….


question is- does it kill the host? does its presence signify decay has already set in?


what areas were covered in this Forest Pathology course. do you have a course descripton and areas covered? i would very sincerely want to know,  if you can share it here or privately to me. appreciate it


… it has already decayed some part of wood, please see the attached image of infested area where it was growing… I have also attached the course details in second image. 

so it either caused that decay by invading it or it only is an opportunistic fungus that attacks decaying/damaged wood.

wonder if the dying diseased wood be saved by shaving off the dead/decay area and treating with antifungal, so the rest of the mature tree goes on to live.  
unlike the subterranean fungal colonies that help trees talk to each other, these i suspect are saprophytes, attacking damaged wood.
i wonder if there is a protocol for treating trees to save them.
and thanks for the list


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