Page author: Wynn Tranfield
Coniophora puteana
wet-rot
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
Identification Notes:

Coniophora puteana causes a brown-rot in both hardwood and conifer wood, including building timbers, boats, and other substrates. The fruitbodies start as small patches that can develop into rather extensive membranous to somewhat fleshy flat continuous masses that are attached tightly to the substrate. The surface is smooth to irregularly warty, at first cream-colored then ochraceous, olivaceous, or dark brown, with a whitish edge and numerous small white strands. C. arida (Fries) P. Karsten, a similar species, usually occurs on conifer wood.

Accepted Name:
Coniophora puteana (Schumach.: Fr.) P. Karst.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Coniophora puteana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Coniophora puteana photos.

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