Observation 10758: Ganoderma lobatum (Schwein.) G.F. Atk.

When: 2008-09-08

Collection location: Oakdale Dr., Cornelia, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: William Tanneberger (William)

No specimen available


The powdery covering below each fungi appears to be its spores.
Found growing on a dead hardwood tree trunk.
Underside of smaller specimen on top of the larger fungi. Note that the larger specimen has a resinous bead attached to its upper surface.

Proposed Names

-9% (2)
Recognized by sight: Specimen growing on dead hardwood
40% (5)
Used references: The Pocket Guide to Mushrooms by Jean-Marie Polese © 1999. Specimen closely matches photo and description for Ganoderma applanatum.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-09 16:33:18 MST (-0700)

Brown spores suggests G. applanatum. The resin bead suggests Ischnoderma resinosum, but that has a whitish spore print and tends to exude copious resin from its undersurface, not one drop on its upper surface.

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