No Common Name Phanerochaete chrysorhiza (Torrend) Budington & Gilbertson  

Description:

Fruiting body: Bright orange-yellow, toothed, sheetlike surface with branching rhizomorphs which can be 6+" (15 cm) long.

Relationships:

Found on the undersides of hardwood logs. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Phanerochaete chrysorhiza (overall fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Phanerochaete chrysorhiza (young fruiting body with rhizomorphs) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/5/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Phanerochaete chrysorhiza in Somerset Co., Maryland (3/31/2011). Notes from Lance Biechele: "Often I hear, it isn't edible, so what good is it? Well, members of this genus are white rotters that devour the lignin in wood leaving only the cellulose. So, this fungus is very important in the paper industry (Tom Volk)." Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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