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Fomitopsis betulina (11)
Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 308 N: 2604] (10203)
Hi folks,

Fomitopsis betulina (Bull.) B.K. Cui, M.L. Han & Y.C. Dai is a common polypore, causing brown caries exclusively on birch (Betula sp.). Better known as Piptoporus betulinus, but recent phyllogenetic studies prove the species belongs to another genus, namely Fomitopsis.

Photo: taken in 2013, in Hungary, using manual exposure mode and flash. PP: moderate cropping, after re-sizing selective sharpening on the trama of the closest specimen.

Thanks for looking.

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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 308 N: 2604] (10203)
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Edited by:tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)

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