Observation 19382: Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) P. Karst.
When: 2008-09-10
Collection location: Istanbul, Turkey [Click for map]
Herbarium specimen reported

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By: MSchink
2014-09-12 16:12:31 CDT (-0400)

have read some studies that hint that the original study finding G.sichuanense to be the cultivated “G.lucidum” were in error. These studies were able to successfully get DNA from the holotype of G.sichuanense and found it fit in the resinaceum group. It proposed the name G.lingzhi for the widely cultivated Ganoderma based on this.

I found what appear to be two separate studies that came to this conclusion.



G.tsugae occurs in Europe under the name Ganoderma valesiacum,at least valesiacum fits in the tsugae group according to the data.From what I read G.carnosum is often misidentified as G.lucidum but can be distinguished due to a darker almost purple cap color. G.lucidum as it turns out extends from Europe into China, according to the study I posted above, an interesting thing to note is they make the claim that G.tsugae in Asia was really G.lucidum all along and apparently have the data to back this up even though most were collected on pine.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-09-12 14:07:20 CDT (-0400)

has that changed since the cultivated “lucidum” was found to be G. sichuanense?

G. tsugae does not occur in Europe or Minor Asia
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-31 20:13:15 CDT (-0400)

Besides, the one on coniferes in Europe is preferably on Abies and called Ganoderma carnosum … it is without doubt Ganoderma lucidum we see here…

Lucidum or tsugae?
By: Adnan Sınar (mushroomaniac)
2009-03-30 10:37:10 CDT (-0400)

Dear Ganoderma,
In my humble opinion, this should not be G.tsugae because according to Roger, tsugae grows on coniferous wood but this one was found on deciduous wood. Furthermore,this mushroom is not as big as you think it is. The photo is a close up shot. The size of it is 5 × 6 cms only.

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