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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Polyporaceae: Fomes fasciatus (Sw.) Cooke

Fomes fasciatus – Southern Clam Shell

Synonyms: Boletus fasciatus, Elfvingia fasciata, Elfvingiella fasciata, Fomes sclerodermeus, Fomes subfomentarius, Myriadoporus dussii, Polyporus fasciatus, Polyporus marmoratus, Polyporus sclerodermeus, Scindalma fasciatum, Scindalma sclerodermeum, Ungulina sclerodermea.

Common name: Southern Clam Shell.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Fomes fasciatus is species of fungus in the family Polyporaceae. It a plant pathogen that causes white rot of heartwood of hardwoods. Originally described in 1788 by Swedish botanist Olof Swartz from specimens collected in Jamaica, it is also found in North America.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Bracket mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a tree in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-18.htm">February 18, 2018</A>
LinkBracket mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a tree in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 18, 2018
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Trail, College Station, TX 77840, USA
<B>Fomes fasciatus</B> mushrooms in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-18.htm">February 18, 2018</A>
LinkFomes fasciatus mushrooms in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 18, 2018
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Trail, College Station, TX 77840, USA
<B>Fomes fasciatus</B> mushrooms taken from Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-18.htm">February 18, 2018</A>
LinkFomes fasciatus mushrooms taken from Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 18, 2018
Hoof mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-28.htm">April 28, 2018</A>
LinkHoof mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, April 28, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Hoof polypore mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkHoof polypore mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bracket polypore mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkBracket polypore mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Underside of a polypore mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkUnderside of a polypore mushroom Fomes fasciatus on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pores of a bracket mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-04.htm">June 4, 2018</A>
LinkPores of a bracket mushroom Fomes fasciatus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 4, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Bracket polypore mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-06.htm">June 6, 2019</A>
LinkBracket polypore mushrooms Fomes fasciatus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Pore surface of a bracket polypore mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-06.htm">June 6, 2019</A>
LinkPore surface of a bracket polypore mushroom Fomes fasciatus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Brown cap of a bracket polypore mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-06.htm">June 6, 2019</A>
LinkBrown cap of a bracket polypore mushroom Fomes fasciatus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Hoof polypore mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-26.htm">June 26, 2019</A>
LinkHoof polypore mushrooms Fomes fasciatus in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, June 26, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Hoof polypore mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a small oak(?) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-26.htm">June 26, 2019</A>
LinkHoof polypore mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a small oak(?) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, June 26, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Hoof polypore mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> in area of floodplain in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-26.htm">June 26, 2019</A>
LinkHoof polypore mushrooms Fomes fasciatus in area of floodplain in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, June 26, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Hoof mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a tree near the creek in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkHoof mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a tree near the creek in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Bracket mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a fallen live oak on Hoots Hollow Trail in Brazos Bend State Park. Needville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-15.htm">February 15, 2020</A>
LinkBracket mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on a fallen live oak on Hoots Hollow Trail in Brazos Bend State Park. Needville, Texas, February 15, 2020
Location on maps40-Acre Lake Trail, Needville, TX 77461, USA
Pore surface of a bracket mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a fallen live oak on Hoots Hollow Trail in Brazos Bend State Park. Needville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-15.htm">February 15, 2020</A>
LinkPore surface of a bracket mushroom Fomes fasciatus on a fallen live oak on Hoots Hollow Trail in Brazos Bend State Park. Needville, Texas, February 15, 2020
Location on maps40-Acre Lake Trail, Needville, TX 77461, USA
Detached bracket mushrooms <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on Hoots Hollow Trail in Brazos Bend State Park. Needville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-02-15.htm">February 15, 2020</A>
LinkDetached bracket mushrooms Fomes fasciatus on Hoots Hollow Trail in Brazos Bend State Park. Needville, Texas, February 15, 2020
Location on maps40-Acre Lake Trail, Needville, TX 77461, USA
Mature southern clam shell mushrooms (<B>Fomes fasciatus</B>) on a dry tree in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-06-24.htm">June 24, 2020</A>
LinkMature southern clam shell mushrooms (Fomes fasciatus) on a dry tree in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 24, 2020
Location on maps2301 Eastmark Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Southern Clam Shell polypore mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on a log on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-22.htm">August 22, 2020</A>
LinkSouthern Clam Shell polypore mushroom Fomes fasciatus on a log on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, August 22, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Pore surface of Southern Clam Shell mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-22.htm">August 22, 2020</A>
LinkPore surface of Southern Clam Shell mushroom Fomes fasciatus on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, August 22, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Cross section of Southern Clam Shell polypore mushroom <B>Fomes fasciatus</B> on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-22.htm">August 22, 2020</A>
LinkCross section of Southern Clam Shell polypore mushroom Fomes fasciatus on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, August 22, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Southern clam shell polypore mushroom (<B>Fomes fasciatus</B>) changing direction of growth on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-09-12.htm">September 12, 2020</A>
LinkSouthern clam shell polypore mushroom (Fomes fasciatus) changing direction of growth on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, September 12, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Caps of southern clam shell polypore mushroom (<B>Fomes fasciatus</B>) on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-09-12.htm">September 12, 2020</A>
LinkCaps of southern clam shell polypore mushroom (Fomes fasciatus) on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, September 12, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Fresh caps of southern clam shell polypore mushroom (<B>Fomes fasciatus</B>) on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-09-12.htm">September 12, 2020</A>
LinkFresh caps of southern clam shell polypore mushroom (Fomes fasciatus) on a fallen tree in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, September 12, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Southern clam shell mushrooms (<B>Fomes fasciatus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-09-20.htm">September 20, 2020</A>
LinkSouthern clam shell mushrooms (Fomes fasciatus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 20, 2020
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Caps of southern clam shell mushrooms (<B>Fomes fasciatus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-09-20.htm">September 20, 2020</A>
LinkCaps of southern clam shell mushrooms (Fomes fasciatus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 20, 2020
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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