Yellow pitted rot

Yellow pitted rot - Coral-like fruiting bodies of <em>Hericium abietis</em>
  • Latin name: Hericium abietis (Weir ex Hubert) K. A. Harrison
  • French name: Carie jaune alvéolaire
  • Division: Basidiomycota
  • Class: Aphyllophorales
Description

Micro-habitat(s)

Trunk

Distribution

Western North America

Damage, symptoms and biology

The presence of a fruiting body indicates extensive decay in the stem. Hericium abietis has been reported to reduce merchantable volume by up to 3.1% in amabilis fir.

Other information

The fruiting bodies are generally found on slash and on the ends of cut logs but they may also form on wounds on living trees. Because of their fleshy nature, they are short lived.

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Yellow pitted rot

Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Amabilis fir, grand fir, subalpine fir

Secondary host(s)

Engelmann spruce, mountain hemlock, Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock

Photos
  • Yellow pitted rot Coral-like fruiting bodies of Hericium abietis
  • Yellow pitted rot Coral-like fruiting bodies of Hericium abietis
  • Yellow pitted rot Advanced decay: white pocket rot in fir
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