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Buglossoporus quercinus Aka Piptoporus quercinus - Oak polypore
Buglossoporus quercinus Aka Piptoporus quercinus - Oak polypore
Description Host Species
  • Veteran Oak
Mode Of Decay Significance
  • Usually noted as being on dysfunctional wood.
Distribution
  • Europe
Notes

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P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries Desicating P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries Desicating P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries Maturing P. quercinus - taken by D Humphries P. quercinus (pore surface) - taken by D Humphries
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Comments
Author Comment Date
David Humphries As you're aware Tony, there is very little literature and study on the species.
Ryvarden and Gilbertson in vol 2 of European polypores lists P. quercinus as a "brown rot, living in Quercus spp and that the substrata is exclusively on 'living' or recently dead Quercus spp"

The above doesn't prove that it may be weakly parasitic but the reference to 'living' Quercus volumes doesn't categorically rule it out as being something other than specifically saprophytic on entirely dysfunctional volumes.

More study required, I would imagine.


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05-08-13
Tony Croft aka hamadryad Nice finds david, about time you got some better specimens for the directory, pretty little thing aint it. I note you have it as weakly parasitic, what makes you say this? any particular reference? 03-08-13
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