Observation 72566: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill
When: 2011-07-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This was growing on a hemlock stump in a mainly mixed forest near a swamp.

The center closest to the stem was a darker blood red and progressively got closer to an orange and just the fringe of the polypore was a creamy white.

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Separating the two species
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-07-26 20:24:48 CDT (-0500)

is usually by habitat. I would question separating them by color.

Tsugae vs. Lucidum
By: arebella (arebella)
2011-07-25 22:12:27 CDT (-0500)

Thanks for the vote!

I had a conversation with my cousin over this. She insisted it was absolutely Lucidum, it can grow on hemlock. All the sites and books said only Tsugae grow on the pine/evergreens and Lucidum grows on hardwoods.

Her reasoning was that it can cross over and she definitely could tell it was Lucidum, (I think) by the coloration.

Is it that each species prefers one type of tree to another, or is it that the name changes depending on what it grows on? Is this where a variant is introduced?

I’m OBVIOUSLY new to this, so I’m not sure how this all works on the scientific level. I just need to be able to make my argument. :)

G. lucidum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-07-25 10:48:40 CDT (-0500)

is a hardwood species.

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