Observation 88051: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

When: 2012-02-20

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byungchul Kim (Williamsfw26)

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Ganoderma Oregonense? The pore surface as covered with the lacquery substance. It was growing on fallen pine near the root base.

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“Why would you want to consume it anyway?”
By: ndoll
2012-02-23 21:29:53 EST (-0500)

wise question – one you will not find answered in the books.

There are industry standards…

There are several ways to prepare tea
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-02-21 18:03:20 EST (-0500)

Several sites have recipes and information. I’m fairly sure you can still prepare this, as long as it isn’t moldy or black all the way through. I used the entire mushroom no matter how much is lacquered.

I make a pretty weak tea and drink it a few times a week, not bad!

It is G. oregonense
By: ndoll
2012-02-21 17:40:53 EST (-0500)

There are special ways to prepare this fungus. It is a recipe passed down.

Reishi is not for medicine, and not a play toy. It is a spiritual fungus

By: Byungchul Kim (Williamsfw26)
2012-02-20 22:54:02 EST (-0500)

I thought they were made into tea and consumed like Ganoderma lucidum?. Am I wrong?.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-02-20 22:49:30 EST (-0500)

Why would you want to consume it anyway?

Ganoderma oregonense?
By: Byungchul Kim (Williamsfw26)
2012-02-20 22:47:28 EST (-0500)

The underside is no longer white and looks varnished like on the top. Does that mean this is no good for consumption?

Created: 2012-02-20 11:09:03 EST (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-02-20 15:39:27 EST (-0500)
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