Observation 89004: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2011-06-15

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

77% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight: Growing with conifer wood
50% (3)
Recognized by sight: Growing on conifer in the southeast.
79% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing on pine this will be Ganoderma meredithiae.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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yes, very much so.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-28 16:07:58 CDT (-0500)
Reishi Tea
By: Adam Arendell (julius)
2012-06-28 15:52:03 CDT (-0500)

Can this variety be used as a substitute for reishi tea? I find this variety alot in North Florida.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-03-11 21:24:51 CDT (-0500)

i will try.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-03-10 17:40:58 CST (-0600)

I apologize for so often promoting the exercising of caution in applying species names across continents without offering much more beyond said caution. It would be worthwhile to do some microscopy on your many Ganoderma finds and determine if they are the “true” G. lucidum or something different. Dennis Desjardin, a mycologist with extensive experience in Southeast Asian and Micronesian fungi, once told me that the true G. lucidum does not occur in the western hemisphere, much less the US. I’m sure he’d be delighted if you were to prove him wrong, but doing so will require more than a name proposal.

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