Observation 103090: Ganoderma curtisii (Berk.) Murrill

When: 2012-07-20

Collection location: Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

not sure what to call this.

Walden Pond is monitored by Rangers on Horseback (a new mushroom name for us??!) plus it was pretty and obvious, so I didn’t collect it.

very dry conditions, but fairly close to a water source.

ID suggestions (from photo only) most welcome!

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: large, smooth, hard, somewhat varnished cap, small white pores, darkly ornamented (velvety) stipe.
growing at base of living tree.
57% (2)
Recognized by sight: Any idea on what kind of tree?
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: recognized by Lawrence Millman.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Conifer or hardwood?
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-07-27 10:00:47 PDT (-0700)

I’m not good enough with lower bark… It has a Hemlock look but could be oak or maple.

sorry, no…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-07-27 09:30:21 PDT (-0700)

mixed woods, so duff is no help…if you know your tree bark though, maybe you could make a guess…

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