Purplepore Bracket Trichaptum abietinum (Persoon ex J.F. Gmelin) Ryvarden    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Trichaptum   


Bands of gray / whitish-gray, semicircular, thin fruiting bodies covered with soft white hairs. Violet / purplish tooth-like fertile surface, bleaching in age (J. Solem, pers. comm.). Compare Trichaptum biforme.


This species is only found on coniferous wood (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 28 records in the project database.

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Purplepore Bracket (infertile surface of old fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/13/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Purplepore Bracket (fertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/23/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Purplepore Bracket on Loblolly Pine in Wicomico Co., Maryland (2/14/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

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