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RM-RN-4: Extent of decay associated with Fomes igniarius sporophores in Colorado aspen


Hinds, Thomas E. 1963. Extent of decay associated with Fomes igniarius sporophores in Colorado aspen. Res. Note RM-4. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

The most destructive decay of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) is caused by Fomes igniarius var. populinus (Neu.) Camb. This fungus accounted for 59 percent of the decay found in a recent study of aspen in Colorado. It is almost impossible to find stands of any age that are not damaged to some degree by F. igniarius, and trees with advanced stages of decay usually bear numerous sporophores or conks.

Keywords: aspen, Populus tremuloides Michx., Fomes igniarius var. populinus (Neu.) Camb., sporophores, Colorado


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Title: RM-RN-4: Extent of decay associated with Fomes igniarius sporophores in Colorado aspen
Electronic Publish Date: July 3, 2008
Last Update:
July 3, 2008

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