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Dyer's mazegill

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Fomitopsidaceae: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

Phaeolus schweinitzii – dyer's mazegill

Synonyms: Boletus maximus, Boletus sistotrema, Boletus sistotremoides, Calodon spadiceus, Cladomeris schweinitzii, Cladomeris spongia, Coltricia schweinitzii, Daedalea fusca, Daedalea maxima, Daedalea spadicea, Daedalea suberosa, Deadeala spadicea, Hapalopilus schweinitzii, Heteroporus maximus, Hydnellum spadiceum, Hydnum spadiceum, Inodermus schweinitzii, Inonotus herbergii, Inonotus spongia, Inonotus sulphureopulverulentus, Mucronoporus spongia, Ochroporus sistotremoides, Phaeodon spadiceus, Phaeolus schweinizii, Phaeolus sistotremoides, Phaeolus spadiceus, Phaeolus spongia, Polyporus herbergii, Polyporus hispidoides, Polyporus holophaeus, Polyporus maximus, Polyporus schweinitzii, Polyporus scweinitzii, Polyporus sistotremoides, Polyporus spongia, Polyporus sulphureopulverulentus, Polystictus herbergii, Polystictus holophaeus, Polystictus holopleus, Polystictus schweinitzii, Romellia sistotremoides, Sistotrema ferrugineum, Sistotrema spadiceum, Xanthochrous waterlotii.

Common names: dyer's mazegill, Velvet Top Fungus, Dye Polypore, Dyer's Polypore.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Phaeolus schweinitzii, commonly known as velvet-top fungus, dyer's polypore, or dyer's mazegill, is a fungal plant pathogen that causes butt rot on conifers such as Douglas-fir, spruce, fir, hemlock, pine, and larch. P. schweinitzii is a polypore, although unlike bracket fungi the fruiting body may appear terrestrial when growing from the roots or base of the host tree. The fruiting bodies, appearing in late summer or fall, commonly incorporate blades of grass, twigs, or fallen pine needles as they grow. As these fruiting bodies age, the pore surface turns from yellow to greenish yellow, the top becomes darker, and the flesh becomes harder and more wood-like.

Chinese: 栗褐暗孔菌, Czech: Hnědák Schweinitzův, Dutch: Dennenvoetzwam, Estonian: Juurepruunik, Finnish: Karhunkääpä, German: Kiefern-Braunporling, Hungarian: Fenyő-likacsosgomba, Japanese: カイメンタケ, Polish: Murszak rdzawy, Russian: Феолус Швейница, Swedish: Grovticka.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Young velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) in Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-28.htm">September 28, 2013</A>
LinkYoung velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) in Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 28, 2013
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Sam Houston National Forest, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Emerging velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) Forest Service Road 203 in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-28.htm">September 28, 2013</A>
LinkEmerging velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) Forest Service Road 203 in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 28, 2013
Location on mapsForest Service Rd 203, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Young velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-19.htm">October 19, 2013</A>
LinkYoung velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, October 19, 2013
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Sam Houston National Forest, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushrooms) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-19.htm">October 19, 2013</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushrooms) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, October 19, 2013
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Richards, TX 77873, USA
Mature velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-19.htm">October 19, 2013</A>
LinkMature velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, October 19, 2013
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Sam Houston National Forest, Richards, TX 77873, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-13.htm">October 13, 2018</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, October 13, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-13.htm">October 13, 2018</A>
LinkDissected velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) on Lone Star Hiking Trail south from Stubblefield Campground in Sam Houston National Forest. Huntsville, Texas, October 13, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mature velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-28.htm">October 28, 2018</A>
LinkMature velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 28, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) on a pine stump in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-26.htm">June 26, 2019</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) on a pine stump 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
Underside of velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</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>
LinkUnderside of velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) 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
Mature velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>)(?) near a pine on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-21.htm">September 21, 2019</A>
LinkMature velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii)(?) near a pine on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 21, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Broken cap of a mature velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>)(?) near a pine on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-21.htm">September 21, 2019</A>
LinkBroken cap of a mature velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii)(?) near a pine on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, September 21, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Cap of velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkCap of velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Underside of velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Dissected velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkDissected velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) near a pine in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) near a pine in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Underside of velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) near a pine in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) near a pine in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-23.htm">April 23, 2020</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 23, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) in cross section on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-23.htm">April 23, 2020</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) in cross section on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 23, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dyer's mazegill mushroom (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-31.htm">May 31, 2020</A>
LinkDyer's mazegill mushroom (Phaeolus schweinitzii) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, May 31, 2020
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) under pines on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-30.htm">August 30, 2020</A>
LinkVelvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) under pines on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, August 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cap of velvet-top fungus (<B>Phaeolus schweinitzii</B> mushroom) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-30.htm">August 30, 2020</A>
LinkCap of velvet-top fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii mushroom) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, August 30, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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