Observation 96833: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill

When: 2012-06-09

Collection location: Falls Branch Falls Trail, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.3537° -84.0583° 1128m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

Notes:
One moss covered fallen Hemlock log contained approximately 50 fruitbodies. Some very large (30-45cm). Most had two or three yellow and black beetles on them.

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indeed
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-06-21 11:11:01 CDT (-0400)
definitely G. tsugae
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2012-06-21 10:14:15 CDT (-0400)

I come across this frequently on dead Hemlock in E. Tennessee. This is most certainly G. tsugae

Observation edited
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-06-21 09:21:55 CDT (-0400)

Meant to say Hemlock (not hardwood), I am under the impression that this is a fallen Hemlock, the forest is dominated, on this section of the trail, by Eastern Hemlock.

The notes say hardwood
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-06-21 00:46:19 CDT (-0400)

which was why I questioned it at all. I thought the tree looked ‘piny’ myself. There are several references online that separate G. tsugae and G. lucidum by the color of the context.
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/ganoderma_lucidum.html

“….Ganoderma tsugae is found on conifer wood—especially on hemlock—and has paler flesh; otherwise it is virtually indistinguishable from Ganoderma lucidum…”

That is where my comment about the context color came from.

The
By: vjp
2012-06-21 00:19:26 CDT (-0400)

tree is a eastern hemlock in my opinion

“edit* white context, ok, my bad. I did not know tsugae also fruited on hardwood.”
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if on hardwood….
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-06-21 00:08:20 CDT (-0400)

wouldn’t this be Ganoderma lucidum? tsugae means hemlock and grows on conifers.
edit* white context, ok, my bad. I did not know tsugae also fruited on hardwood.

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