Phellinus species- Janitri, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh
Phellinus species submission
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Phellinus species 
Family - Polyporaceae
It's an old specimen of Phellinus sp. which is about 16 years old its age can be calculated by counting its rings. 
Weight - 2.4Kg
Host tree - Persea odoratissima
Altitude - 1600meters 
Photographed at Janitri, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh
Dated - 24 March 2018
This is quite interesting, thanks for sharing dear ... I am unable to answer why did you separate it from the host? 
Thanks ..., I collected this as it is a wood rooting fungi and i need to collect them for my Forest Pathology course last year.
Moreover if i will not collect it, i am almost sure it will soon get deteriorated in a couple of year either by weathering or by termite attack as it had already started decomposing at top.
Unlike plants these fungi have mycelium spread over host plant, a few more new fruiting bodies will grow on it....
question is- does it kill the host? does its presence signify decay has already set in?
what areas were covered in this Forest Pathology course. do you have a course descripton and areas covered? i would very sincerely want to know,  if you can share it here or privately to me. appreciate it
... it has already decayed some part of wood, please see the attached image of infested area where it was growing... I have also attached the course details in second image. 

so it either caused that decay by invading it or it only is an opportunistic fungus that attacks decaying/damaged wood.
wonder if the dying diseased wood be saved by shaving off the dead/decay area and treating with antifungal, so the rest of the mature tree goes on to live.  
unlike the subterranean fungal colonies that help trees talk to each other, these i suspect are saprophytes, attacking damaged wood.
i wonder if there is a protocol for treating trees to save them.
and thanks for the list