Observation 205631: Ganoderma megaloma (Lév.) Bres.

When: 2015-06-03

Collection location: Hancock Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Hard woody perennial conk on dead hardwood, blackish brown cap with whitish scalloped margin, tiny white pores bruising brown.
53% (2)
Recognized by sight: Compare to G.megaloma
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: whitish colors on cap, wide sterile margin on pores

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The darker color
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-06-04 17:35:40 -05 (-0500)

is typically from moisture, they will typically lighten up as it dries out.

Thanks Matt
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-06-04 16:20:38 -05 (-0500)

G. megaloma had crossed my mind when I found this but I’ve not seen the darker coloration on the caps of specimens I’ve found previously. I see now that some of the other MO obs have it too. Is this a function of aging you think?


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