Observation 170835: Ganoderma P. Karst.
When: 2014-07-21
No herbarium specimen

Images

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Under a sweetgum tree,Oaks and Bradford pear 100 feet square.
Conifers across the street.
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Under a sweetgum tree,Oaks and Bradford pear 100 feet square.
Conifers across the street.
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Under a sweetgum tree,Oaks and Bradford pear 100 feet square.
Conifers across the street.
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Under a sweetgum tree,Oaks and Bradford pear 100 feet square.
Conifers across the street.
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Dried halves
Using a Dino-lite usb AM411
added images.
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Dried halves
Using a Dino-lite usb AM411
added images.
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Dried halves
Using a Dino-lite usb AM411
added images.
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Dried halves
Using a Dino-lite usb AM411
added images.
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Exact same location.
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Exact same location.
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Exact same location.
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Proposed Names

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified; Stamets, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

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Comments

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-11-12 20:08:55 CST (-0500)

look like Ganoderma to me. Not G. lucidum, but a Ganoderma at least.

Last year updated
By: Campbell (MarcusMark)
2015-11-12 18:17:26 CST (-0500)

Same tree Sweet Gum, The big white one is the location of the first image the others are within two feet of the white top specimen, turning brown now after a few cool nights.

Ganoderma lucidum
By: Campbell (MarcusMark)
2014-07-23 19:48:01 CDT (-0400)

Varnish Fungus Rot
The fungus Ganoderma lucidum causes a white rot known as varnish fungus rot in sweet gums. This fungus causes extensive decay of the roots and trunk and can kill the entire tree over a period of 3 to 5 years. It produces red-brown conks each year that may be up to 14 inches wide. These fungal growths are coated with a varnish-like crust on the top, and typically appear at the base of the tree’s trunk during the summer. Environmental stress, such as drought and wounding, can make your sweet gum more vulnerable to damage from varnish fungus rot. ~http://homeguides.sfgate.com/...

Fungus still looks immature, Mark.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-22 23:50:02 CDT (-0400)

Not Amanita. Not Pisolithus. At this stage cannot guess what it is. Sorry.

Thanks for going back and slicing a specimen, plus adding more photos. Perhaps someone else will have better luck with this.

It looks to me
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-22 01:43:56 CDT (-0400)

like much of the fungus may be underground still. I don’t know if you can re-visit the area, but digging the fungus, and posting a photo of the fungus sliced in two would be helpful. At this time I have no concrete evidence that this is Pisolithus. But there is a considerable amount of material underground or just barely visible to the left of the main appendage here. It might be Pisolithus. It could be something else entirely, too.

Created: 2014-07-21 22:47:52 CDT (-0400)
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