Observation 219592: Ganoderma polychromum (Copel.) Murrill

Habitat: Live hardwood.
Specimen kept in UC Berkeley PMB 113 lab.
Key characters used to confirm species (or genus)
Tough corky, varnished red shelf like cap with white ring around margin.

Proposed Names

-28% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified key (David Aurora), Vincent Wu (graduate student assistant for California Mushrooms class at UC Berkeley)
Based on microscopic features: Spores brown, elliptical, thick walled.
72% (2)
Recognized by sight: Sessile nature, resin exuding from injury, smooth spore, hardwood.

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Species in the G.resinaceum complex
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-11-03 10:46:28 HST (-1000)

Have smooth spores, that and the occurrence of this specimen on hardwood suggest G.polychromum instead.

G.oregonense will have a white flesh, G.polychromum will have a brown flesh with prominent light and dark bands.

By: vwu104
2015-11-03 09:25:29 HST (-1000)

Not sure this is the right spore. Looks smooth. Ganoderma spores are roughened

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