Observation 174012: Ganoderma curtisii (Berk.) Murrill
When: 2014-08-08
No herbarium specimen

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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

Referenced:
2008. Mycotaxon 103: 33-40.

I do believe
By: 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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