Observation 174012: Ganoderma curtisii (Berk.) Murrill

When: 2014-08-08

Collection location: 2014 NEMF Foray, Brunswick, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

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Compare to G. ravenelii
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-08-28 17:29:21 CDT (-0400)

“Ganoderma ravenelii is reported from North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Florida. It is similar to G. curtisii, but some differences are: stipe connection, interior context, density of pores, spore size, spore shape, and cuticle cells. It requires extra effort to examine those features! That is why retaining voucher specimens is necessary.” Stephen (Ιερονυμοσ) http://mushroomobserver.org/97930

2008. Mycotaxon 103: 33-40.

I do believe
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-08-28 17:08:51 CDT (-0400)

this is Ganoderma curtisii, incredibly far north for it. I have seen photos of it as far north as Massachusetts and Connecticut. I think that it is not as much of a southern mushroom as was previously assumed.

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