Observation 111436: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2012-09-28

Collection location: Mossman Gorge, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

-16.4651° 145.3235°

Who: John McCormack (Northerner)

No specimen available

2 unidentified strains/sub species of Ganoderma fruiting on the same log.

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Just the way they mature.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-28 07:47:27 PDT (-0700)

But you almost have to have grown them to know that. I’ve been growing G. tsugae for a few years now. Starts out white and sometimes with a small knob on the end of a longer stipe, but quickly expands (2-3 days?) into a flattened shelf, while the pore surface becomes progressively darker. Not often seen, as this usually takes place in August heat here locally, a not many anticipate a fungus fruiting during that time frame.

unsure of longer specimen.
By: John McCormack (Northerner)
2012-09-28 07:08:39 PDT (-0700)

I agree the wholly dark specimens appear to be from last season.
Fruits with the elongated stipes and the small white pores on the end appeared to be different from the other, fruiting flush against the wood, to me.

Same species, I think.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-28 06:36:46 PDT (-0700)

Likely two different fruitings: one from this year (white pores, white stipe, fresh) and one from last year (dark pores, dark stipe, dark cap). Just my opinion, though.

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