Wild Florida Photo - Fomitopsis pinicola - Red Belt Conk

Fomitopsis pinicola (Sw.) P.Karst.

Red Belt Conk
Red-banded Polypore

Not native to Florida

Cattaraugus Co. NY 07/29/18
Cattaraugus Co. NY 07/29/18

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Fomitopsis pinicola mushrooms are one of the most widely distributed polypores in the Northern Hemisphere, being found throughout North America and Europe. Also called the red-banded polypore, it is usually found on the dead trunks and stumps of conifers at least as far south as the Carolinas. This red belt conk was photographed in New York's Rock City State Forest in the vicinity of the Little Rock City nature trail. These mushrooms are stalkless and woody, with a cap that can be flat, conical or hoof-shaped, brown to red on top with a thick white or yellowish edge and white to yellow underneath.


Fomitopsis pinicola is a member of the Fomitopsidaceae - Bracket Polypores family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
The Mushroom Expert page for this species

Date record last modified: Dec 29, 2023

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