Observation 191871: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2014-11-01

Collection location: Pantiacolla Lodge, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru [Click for map]

Who: Susanne Sourell (suse)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Rather unique form, but the context and pores are consistent with Ganoderma. A similar stacked form of G.applanatum is common in the Pacific Northwest of North America.

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Tree …
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2017-01-08 10:52:54 PST (-0800)

… Unfortunately not known

Some other examples.
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-01-07 20:23:25 PST (-0800)

Of Ganoderma growing in this manner can be found in the following observations.


It is a quite interesting growth form. It often causes people to mistake it for Laricifomes officinalis. Not sure exactly what causes this to occur though. I suspect it may be genetic because it is rare in eastern US specimens of G.applanatum. Though it could be environmental as well.

By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2017-01-07 19:14:36 PST (-0800)

growth pattern is more like fomes, but MS is right about pores. Any idea as to type of tree, already looks a bit decayed?

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