fungi on charred trees

Acrinimiril Acrinimiril at
Fri Apr 26 04:10:16 EST 1996

Most unusual.  Most polypores, being saprophytic, are usually found on
>dead< deadwood.  I have, here in AB seen examples of polypores growing
in fairly normal quantity following a burn; although all of them grew on
trees that were unquestionably roasted inside-out.
I might recommend collecting a specimen, or better yet, a section of a
specimen, including a localized wood sample to determine whether the
fungus is indeed parasitic.  <Anyone know any good enzymologists?>

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