Observation 86569: Ganoderma microsporum R.S. Hseu

When: 2012-01-16

Seen at: SOMA Camp, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-25% (3)
Recognized by sight: Dried years ago.
-25% (2)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Similar in form to material from 198141.

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Spores would help
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-07-20 11:16:10 EDT (-0400)

But based on the morphology and the origin of the mushroom. G.microsporum is cultivated in China under the name G.sinense and at least some of the reishi being sold in Asian markets is microsporum.

Getting spores may be difficult, if these were produced the same was as Observation 198141 spores will be hard to come by, either due to precise harvesting or thorough washing after the fact but spores were very hard to isolate.

If it is microsporum the spores will be fairly distinctive, Smaller than most Ganoderma species, with prominent dark echinulations.

Shouldnt we
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-07-20 02:59:13 EDT (-0400)

Get a spore photo before changing the id. I have one similar to this that ill try to get a spore shot of. Without seeing spores though it could be anything.

There are
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-07-19 15:31:56 EDT (-0400)
A few varieties of black ganodermas. Sinenses and neo-japonica are just a few.
i remember seeing a darker colored
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2012-01-24 00:26:48 EST (-0500)

i remember seeing a darker colored on at a cultivation talk called Ganoderma sinense. Not certain but worth looking it up online.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-01-24 00:10:04 EST (-0500)

This fungus was part of a medicinal mushroom talk and the specimen was given to a kid because of his interest. He was told it was Ganoderma lucidum and used in Chinese medicine.

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