BEP Mushrooms

This attractive Dyer's Polypore (Phaeolus schweinitzii) is attacking the roots of a conifer - causing root rot. It usually grows as a multi-layered rosette on the soil above a buried root. The colors can vary a lot - from yellow to orange, ochre, cherry red and brown. A week later it was solid brown and beginning to rot. Its pores can be fused together starting out mustard-color or greenish and quickly changing to dark brown. The spores, however, are white.