Biggest, Smallest?

truffler1635 at truffler1635 at
Sun Apr 16 06:19:14 EST 2000

In article <150420001002186454%no_spam at>,
  Brian McNett <no_spam at> wrote:
> In article <8d13qh$j4n$1 at>, truffler1635 at
> wrote:
> > Sure. But how about that Oxyporus nobilisimus that probably tips the
> > scales at over 300 lbs.? (BTW, what is the new genus name?) It gives new
> > meaning to word "toadstool". I had no problem standing on it at all.
> > (Oops, there goes the amphibian neighborhood.;)
> Bridgeoporus.
> BTW, that's a protected species you've got there.  Please don't STAND
> on it.  Try to keep the location quiet. Is that in Oregon, or across
> the river in Wash?
> Do say hi to Maggie for me.
Will do next time I see her, Brian. The Bridgeoporus was at a site I
suggested to Dr. Ammirati several years ago. Lorelei Norvell and some
other rapid mycologists went to the site, and found, I believe, 13
specimens, one of which weighed about 300 pounds. And the site has
already been listed as a protected area: No logging within the 640 acres
where the fungi have already been found. Still a fascinating area to
search, and if Bridgeoporus is as variable as I suspect it may be in
fruiting, I have found in on Noble fir trees (living) and stumps at two
other locations within about 2-3 miles from the original find. BTW, the
site is already protected within a National Scenic Area, so I doubt the
protected status of the fungi will affect logging at all. But it
_should_ and perhaps _will_ be called upon to prevent any deleterious
effects planned by the FS to "improve" access to the sites.

Ain't that ROD wonderful?

Daniel B. Wheeler

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