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Copyright: Slawek Chudy (chudy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-21
Categories: Fungi
Camera: SONY DSC-H10, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3,5-4,4/6,3-63, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): FUNGI, MUSHROOMS, LICHEN - WORLD WIDE, Dedications to Hormon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-21 10:43
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Correction ID
Fomitopsis pinicola, in English sometimes known as Red Banded Polypore, is a polypore mushroom of the genus Fomitopsis. The species is common throughout the temperate Northern hemisphere. An alternative binomial name is Fomes pinicola.


Cap hoof-shaped or triangular, hard and tough texture, up to 30-40 x 25 x 10 cm. Surface is more or less smooth, at first orange-yellow with a white margin, later dark reddish to brown and then frequently with orange margin. Pore surface pale yellow to leather-brown, 3-4 pores per mm. Grows on live and dead coniferous or (less common) deciduous trees.

The fruiting body of Fomitopsis pinicola is called the conk. It is a woody, pileate fruiting body with pores lined with basidia on its underside. As in other polypores, the fruiting body is perennial with a new layer of pores produced each year on the bottom of the old pores.

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Genus: Fomitopsis
Species: F. pinicola

Binomial name
Fomitopsis pinicola
(Sw.:Fr.) P. Karst.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-21 11:06]

Czesc Slawek!

Alez zbieg okolicznosci :-) Mialem wyslac dokladnie ten sam gatunek i tez zadedykowac go Laszlo. Wybralem jednak pajaka. Podoba mi sie to zdjecie, szczegolnie intensywne i chyba dosc nietypowe kolory grzyba. Troche szkoda, ze w tle zalapala sie droga, ale co zrobic - drzewa nie przesuniesz :-)

Witaj Slawek,
Thank You very much for Your great gesture. This is a fantastic pic - the overexposed background fits very well to the well exposed main theme (the fungus) and the tree. Normally I don't like overexposed parts, but here it's absolutely OK, because it makes a wonderful contrast. Quite masterful, congratulations! I bookmark it as one of my favorite images.
I'm sorry for disagreeing in the ID specification, but I have a doubt if it's Fomes fomentarius, because that specie is never having such red / purple tone in the fruitbody. This much more seems like Fomitopsis pinicola P. Karst., which belongs tom Fomitopsidaceae family instead of Polyporaceae. It's growing mainly, but not only on pines: also on birch, alder etc. But of course it doesn't change my opinion about the photo itself.
Greetings, and have a nice weekend, László ("Wladyslaw")

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-21 13:00]

Hallo Slawek,
Z Ciebie jeszcze bedzie fotograf.Te zdjecia jak juz pisalem sa coraz lepsze.Do marudzenia tez mam cos.W dolnej czesci zdjecia jak bys te galazki i ta tyczke usunal to by bylo super zdjecie.Ladny okaz podoba sie.Opis tez dobry i wystarczajacy.
Pozdrawiam Siggi

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