Observation 198816: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

When: 2015-02-14

Collection location: near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Almost perfect ram horn circulation(similar to growth habit of G. lucidum) on smaller caps. The smaller specimens in first 3 images were completely surrounding this Western hemlock stump. The second series of images are from the now fallen tree top a few feet away in the canopy.

Even if the substrate moves Ganoderma oregonense mycelium continues to do its job as a saprophyte(forest recycler basically) of Western hemlock and sometimes Douglas fir trees. This log will decrease in its lignin and chitin content as the mycelium feeds- until nothing is left but soil eventually.

Elevation: approx. 3000ft.

Temp: 58.

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