Basidiocarp formation by Inonotus obliquus on a living paper birch tree
Basidiocarps of Inonotus obliquus at the margin of a sterile conk were observed on the stem of a living paper birch tree (Betula papyrifera) in North America. The basidiocarps were small in size and similar in shape to basidiocarps formed on potato-dextrose agar medium. This is the first report of basidiocarp formation on the stem of a healthy looking birch.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Nayoro 096-0071, Japan 2: The Professional Graduate School of Disaster Prevention Technology, Kangwon National University, Samcheok 245-711, Korea 3: Division of Forest Resource, College of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea
Publication date: 2011-04-01