|Increased sunlight may account for the bright orange
coloration of this dye polypore growing in an urban
setting (Indiana University campus).
|See Phaeolus schweinitzii at
Fungi Growing on Wood
|Dyeing wool with Phaeolus schweinitzii
|A dye pot with wool. -The
mushroom is gently boiled and
removed before wool is added
to the dye infused water.
|The dye polypore produces a
|This handsome specimen was about 15 inches
(40cm) across. Pore surface bruises brown.
|The dye polypore at different stages of development.
|Often found with pine trees. A parasitic fungus
that consumes the wood of living trees.
|This is a rain-soaked example of Phaeolus schweinitzii
found in June. Note how the mushroom has grown
around a poison ivy leaf, incorporating it into itself.