Observation 87869: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill
When: 2012-02-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found several of these growing on/around hemlock logs and stumps. They must be pretty old; the varnish is cracked and no longer shiny.

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By: Parker V
2013-12-19 16:58:04 CST (-0600)

green stuff on the pore surface in the last picture could be Hypocrea lixii

Thanks
By: Amy Earl (amye)
2012-02-18 22:37:50 CST (-0600)

There is also a trichotomously branched one in the 2nd picture. The multiple branching seems to be common in my woods. They’ve apparently survived over winter but are pretty worn out and the luster is gone. Today I found a small, shiny one, however. Perhaps it sprouted up more recently, like last fall.

Cool find
By: ndoll
2012-02-18 19:20:19 CST (-0600)

I think you are right, this is Ganoderma tsugae. It grew in New England, from conifer, and the interior context is white to woody colored. Your find is unique because it is with snow, and its shape of cap is dichotomously branched.

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