Observation 74891: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill
When: 2011-08-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These beautifully fused reishi were monitored from 8/6/11 to 8/27/11 fruiting from a large Western Hemlock(Tsuga heterophylla) at Watershed Park.

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Images

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Taken on 8/6/11 in initial growth stage-just starting to show varnish top.
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Underside of initial growth on 8/6/11
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Taken on 8/11/11 shelving beginning to occur- along with stalk formation at base.
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Taken 8/21/11 from above- showing stalk and starting to lightly drop spores(as evidenced by spore dust covering the varnish on cap).
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These three images show the fused reishi beginning to leave light chocolate spore deposits on varnish cap as of 8/21/11. Image with me examining fruitbodies(used by permission) taken by Lara Boyd.
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These three images show the fused reishi beginning to leave light chocolate spore deposits on varnish cap as of 8/21/11. Image with me examining fruitbodies(used by permission) taken by Lara Boyd.
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These three images show the fused reishi beginning to leave light chocolate spore deposits on varnish cap as of 8/21/11. Image with me examining fruitbodies(used by permission) taken by Lara Boyd.
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At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
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At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
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At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
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At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
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New re-growth evident today(9/17/11) from the same wound we harvested two reishi from on 8/27.
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New re-growth evident today(9/17/11) from the same wound we harvested two reishi from on 8/27.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Image showing inside of fruit body with thick white pith above the spore tubes, pores being large (3-4 per mm) dark red varnish(on Western Hemlock) and large size are all indicators of this being G. oregonense.

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you say reishi….
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-11 02:53:38 CDT (-0400)

but everything I read on healing Ganoderma lends to lucidum, not oregonense. I’ve been hoping to harvest the correct ‘reishi’ for tea so which is correct?

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