Observation 187864: Ganoderma P. Karst.
When: 2014-11-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On same stump as this Gymnopilus observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/187863?q=2KmcS

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By: MSchink
2014-11-09 21:26:55 PST (-0800)

To risk trespassing and angering the homeowner. I am interested in a fruitbody from that observation, that culture is already in the hands of a friend of mine for our research.

I am interested in similar finds in the future though.

Material…
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-11-09 21:17:02 PST (-0800)

I can return and attempt to take a cross section/sample of these. I am only hesitant because I don’t want to touch this persons property without permission but she refused to answer her door when I knocked today(I saw her watching me through the window).

Also, if you are interested in other California material, I had a buddy of mine clone and cultivate the specimen in this observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/169273?q=2JekM . I may be able to send you a fruitbody and/or slant if you would like.

Sure.
By: MSchink
2014-11-09 13:41:41 PST (-0800)

It is morphologically more like members of the G.resinaceum group which tend to grow on hardwood not conifers. It is close to the type location of a rather cryptic species, G.polychromum (hardwood). I have noticed sequences labeled G.oregonense (softwood) from Genbank turning up as members of the G.resinaceum group when phylogenetic trees are made. These are some interesting things I am trying to fit together. I am very interested in Californian material for sequencing. G.oregonense will have a light almost white flesh, while the resinaceum group will have a tan flesh possibly with visible darker zonations.

Care to be a little less vague?
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-11-09 13:21:13 PST (-0800)

I can always go back…

Unfortunate
By: MSchink
2014-11-09 13:08:26 PST (-0800)

That is unfortunate, it might be something interesting.

Stump appears to be Pine…
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-11-09 12:52:26 PST (-0800)

I didn’t disturb anything because the homeowner did not answer the door.

The stump
By: MSchink
2014-11-09 12:49:23 PST (-0800)

Is coniferous? Can you show a cross section of the Ganoderma or will you let it grow?

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