Observation 200124: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill
When: 2015-03-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing last summer on Douglas fir- this conk still had its interior in tact and appeared to be producing spores still. I have never seen a reishi continue fruiting after the end of October in the PNW. This habitat is almost always below 50 degrees at night year round here tho(alpine environment)- could be a contributing factor for this conk to continue spore production even in almost freezing conditions. Genetically evolved to survive cold temps.

Most other Ganoderma species (especially in lowland areas) fruit from late spring through the end of summer and then fall off the substrate or are picked.

In tropical conditions- (in which most of the Varnished Ganoderma desire to grow) these near freezing conditions would make fruiting impossible. G. oregonense and it’s close relatives are powerful allies for us humans to use. I have noticed my lung capacity increase in years since using wild harvested(montane) reishi. Also, I seem to always stay warmer than I used to in the snow after using Ganoderma species(along with Agarikon and P. multiplex).

Elevation: approx. 3000ft.

Temp: mid 30’s.

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