Observation 157238: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2013-12-23

Collection location: Brevard Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Midnight

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Although Ganoderma curtisii is usually a light yellow color, some specimens age to a deep red with purple hue.
90% (2)
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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-09-20 00:09:29 -05 (-0500)

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It is not uncommon for Ganoderma curtisii to start off a yellow/orange color and mature to a deep red with purple hues. The variability of color is one of the things I think has led to confusion with G.lucidum, but Ganoderma curtisii has been shown to be a distinct species more closely related to Asian Ganoderma than to true Ganoderma lucidum. I suppose more molecular data will be needed to thoroughly clarify the place of Ganoderma curtisii among North American Ganoderma.

Link to Asian overview of Ganoderma sp. showing curtisii as distinct and relatively distantly related to G.lucidum.

I am currently helping to collect Ganoderma samples including many curtisii from around the US with the intentions of getting them sequenced to get a clearer picture of North American Ganoderma.

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