Observation 105542: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

When: 2012-08-08

Collection location: Tiger Mountain, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

47.4852° -122.0268° 35m

Who: Jon Bell (jonbell)

No specimen available


Another polypore is growing about 3/4 up the tree, but it’s hard to see.

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-24% (1)
Recognized by sight: Suggestions from the Mycophile’s Mushroom Photography Group on Facebook
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
88% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: G.lucidum(Ling chi) grows exclusively on hardwoods such as Plum, maple etc. not conifers. This time of year in WA is an abundant explosion of these beautiful related(annual) conks. Great find! You can dry and make tea from these species-potent anti bacterial and immune tonic.
Also: this tree the fruitbodies are on is a Hemlock it looks like. 90% of the G.oregonense and G.tsugae I find are on that tree species- just a hint for future forays :)

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