Observation 148293: Ganoderma P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in a true old growth forest.

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.
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Recognized by sight: Is highly likely given its location.

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Because the spores are so similar in size,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-15 12:04:52 PDT (-0700)

the original description was based on what it grows on. Recent advances have changed things a little, but not all that much.

Thanks closest I’ve seen to a reishi.
By: Hunter hunter
2013-10-15 10:13:08 PDT (-0700)
The top one had a deep red lacquer. The others were darker closer to brown than red.
Unless it has recently escaped from cultivation,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-15 09:56:49 PDT (-0700)

this is not likely to be Ganoderma lucidum. G. lucidum was first collected in China on flowering plum. In Oregon, Ganoderma is relatively common, and it certainly is a Ganoderma. I’d gues Ganoderma tsugae, which grows only on Western hemlock and Sitka spruce in my experience. Usually G. tsugae has a bright red lacquerware finish on it.

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