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Distribution: N. lepideus is not common in natural habitats, but can be found on conifer logs and stumps in some areas. It is a brown-rot fungus and is more commonly encountered on construction timbers, railroad ties, and, in the past, on automobile frames when they were made of wood. It can occur almost any time but is most common in summer and fall.
Distribution: Widespread, though uncommon
Distribution: H. elastica occurs in summer and fall in both conifer and hardwood forests.