Observation 200605: Ganoderma P. Karst.
When: 2015-03-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: One single varnish capped specimen(on right side) of Western hemlock- with three G.applanatum only feet away on the same substrate. I see this all the time, just don’t document it. I finally thought I should. Completely different Ganoderma species can be inoculated at either end of a substrate and share it in small pockets. Hence it is way slower of a parasite, rather than saprophyte(at least early on) than Fomitopsis species. If you see a ton of red belts(F.pinicola group) on a conifer log- you won’t generally see a Reishi. However, G. applanatum, G.oregonense, G.resinaceum, G. tsugae can all be inoculated in section and fruit relatively close to the inoculation sight-separately. Pretty awesome species to watch, especially on Western hemlock.

Elevation: Sea level.

Temp: mid 50’s.

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Note G.applanatum shelving on left, G.tsugae(most likely) on right. Same substrate-Western hemlock snag. Heartwood has already rotted out it looks like. Saprophytic degradation of lignin to cellulose- ultimately soil.
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Created: 2015-03-16 15:23:29 PDT (-0700)
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