Observation 196923: Ganoderma sessile Murrill
When: 2015-01-23
Who: MSchink

Notes: Centrally stipitate, aprox 6-7 inches across. Red. highly laccate.Light brown/tan context, dark melanoid material directly above pores. Spores are finely echinulate (smooth type) Pores are highly irregular in both shape and size, roughly 2-4 per mm. Dried resin is seen bled from cuts or scratches on the pore surface indicating along with the smooth spores that this is a member of the G.resinaceum clade.

Specimen was sent to me for closer study from South Carolina.

7.9 [9 ; 9.7] 10.9 × 5 [5.7 ; 6.1] 6.7 µm
Q = 1.3 [1.5 ; 1.7] 1.9 ; N = 20 ; C = 95%
Me = 9.4 × 5.9 µm ; Qe = 1.6

8.94x 5.49
9.04x 6.25
8.98x 5.41
8.71x 5.84
10.45x 5.94
9.04x 5.18
7.99x 5.39
9.81x 6.53
9.54x 5.93
9.01x 6.60
8.91x 6.03
9.57x 6.49
10.04x 5.93
9.83x 6.14
8.71x 5.91
9.59x 5.16
11.08x 6.03
10.07x 5.54
8.26x 5.67
10.03x 6.20

Images

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Note the dark melanoid material, appearing as squiggles in the context above the pore tubes.
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Note the dried resin and angular pores.
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Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Shiny laccate surface, Large irregular angular pores, resin on injuries.Smooth finely echinulate spores.
75% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The cuticle elements are shorter than what I have seen in G.sessile,but this feature is highly variable even within a single fruitbody.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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