Observation 191871: Ganoderma P. Karst.
When: 2014-11-01
No herbarium specimen

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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 13:52:54 EST (-0500)

… Unfortunately not known

Some other examples.
By: MSchink
2017-01-07 23:23:25 EST (-0500)

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 22:14:36 EST (-0500)

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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