Observation 130968: Ganoderma annulare (Fries) Gilbertson
When: 2013-03-27
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Smaller pore surface showing as new growth and on Umbellularia.

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-24 23:09:45 MST (-0700)

It’s definitely rather clear that he thinks our taxon is G. annulare, but it is completely unclear WHY he thinks that. I did not see any sequenced types.

G. annulare seems correct to me.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2015-02-24 22:43:00 MST (-0700)

Dr. Josef Vlasák of the Czech Republic has sequenced and microscopically examined Ganoderma from California. His web site is rather clear on the ID of this Ganoderma from Bay trees. Look below for my post Created: 2013-03-30 for a link to his site. Is there more data than this somewhere?

I second
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-24 21:36:48 MST (-0700)

Herbert’s suspicion about the biogeographic range here.
As well as the possible misapplication of G. annulare to CA specimens

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2015-02-24 21:03:20 MST (-0700)

Ganoderma annulare (Lloyd) Boedijn is from south Africa, the current name is G. australe. Ganoderma annulare (Fr.) Gilb. is from Java. Perhaps brownii is correct name and the G. annulare has been misapplied. Did they compare the north-, or south-american strains to the type collections? It would be an odd occurrence to have a species of Ganoderma with a range from the northwestern United States to Indonesia. Ganoderma annularis (Fr.) Gilb. is a deprecated orthographic variant. G. brownni was recently also described from Brazil by Torres-Torres and Guzmán-Dávalos in 2012.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-03-31 10:15:33 MST (-0700)

Ron, I think that’s correct.

Darv ,the reference has me a little more confused…
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-03-31 08:59:18 MST (-0700)

Here is what it said under the G. annularis photo..
“Context thin, pileus crust sometimes very thick. California, often on Umbellularia but also in South America. G. brownii with yellow pores and not so thin context should occur in the same region but none could be found after sequencing all specimens in collection with big differences in pore colour and context thickness. Therefore, we regard G. brownii a synonym of G. annularis.”
So is he saying what we have been calling G. brownii really G. annularis?….and G. annularis has precedence???

Kuo is outdated
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-03-30 19:18:06 MST (-0700)

Almost every book has a different take on this critter.
Dr. Vlasák has sequenced many of them from Calif on bay and they match G. annularis, not G. brownii.
That includes some that have yellow pores! (He has a photo)
Take a look at his photos and read the text under them.

I don’t have the Lowe and Gilbertson book
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-03-30 16:37:15 MST (-0700)

but here is what Michael Kuo says in his Mushroom Expert site…
“Ganoderma annularis, found on hardwoods in California, has tubes that do not develop in new layers each year, and extremely thin flesh; its spores measure 10-12 × 6-8 µ. Ganoderma brownii, also found on California hardwoods, has layered tubes and spores 9-12 × 7-9 µ”.
Does the “extremely thin flesh” mean these may then be G. brownii?

Gilbertson also thought it was a different species.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-03-30 08:19:13 MST (-0700)

Lowe and Gilbertson. 1961. Synopsis of the Polyporaceae of the Western United States and Canada. Mycologia 53(5): 474-511. http://www.cybertruffle.org.uk/cyberliber/59350/0053/005/0505.htm

Ganoderma annularis (Fries) Gilbertson, comb. nov. (Polyporus annularis Fries, Nov. Symb. Mycol. p. 52, 1851). Context restricted to hard surface crust; tubes not distinctly layered; spores 10-12 × 6-8 /A. On angiosperms in Cal. Syn.: tornata Pers.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-03-29 21:45:48 MST (-0700)

I.F. has Fomes annularis as Lloyd species and has the current name as Ganoderma australe. Looking at the photos of that species here, these two are obviously different species.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-03-29 20:56:15 MST (-0700)

Gilbertson, R. L. and L. Ryvarden. 1986. North American Polypores Vol. 1. Fungiflora, Oslo, Norway. 433p.

As Fomes in: Overholts, L. O. 1967. The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada. Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 466p.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-03-29 09:31:49 MST (-0700)

Where did you get this name? I could not find it on Index Fungorum or Google.

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