When: 2014-09-20

Collection location: Watershed Park, Olympia, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Notes:
Massive G. oregonense fruiting from the roots of a large, upturned Western hemlock tree. This large run of mycelium must have been very deep in the roots/center of the tree and now that it has become exposed from the tree being upturned had a chance to fruit this huge monster.

Credit to 4 year old Cash Johnson for his assistance in showing scale once we got this fresh fruiting Oregon reishi back home.

Elevation: sea level.

Temp: Upper 70’s.

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Images

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4 year old Cash Johnson showing scale of this massive G.oregonense.
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These images show scale next to my backpack, hand and shoe(11.5).
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These images show scale next to my backpack, hand and shoe(11.5).
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Measuring tape showing length(although this sporocarp was kinked and growing horseshoe shaped).
14inches in relation to normal sized reishi for scale. These all were growing on the remainder of the fallen Western hemlock. Large specimen was emanating from the deep roots-upturned from possibly a w...
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Measuring tape showing length(although this sporocarp was kinked and growing horseshoe shaped).
14inches in relation to normal sized reishi for scale. These all were growing on the remainder of the fallen Western hemlock. Large specimen was emanating from the deep roots-upturned from possibly a w...
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Measuring tape showing length(although this sporocarp was kinked and growing horseshoe shaped).
14inches in relation to normal sized reishi for scale. These all were growing on the remainder of the fallen Western hemlock. Large specimen was emanating from the deep roots-upturned from possibly a w...
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Measuring tape showing length(although this sporocarp was kinked and growing horseshoe shaped).
14inches in relation to normal sized reishi for scale. These all were growing on the remainder of the fallen Western hemlock. Large specimen was emanating from the deep roots-upturned from possibly a w...
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Images of cleaned and thinly sliced G. oregonense being dried to make tea throughout the coming cold and flu season. The tea from this fungus has multiple triterpenes, ergosterols, triterpenoids and has a vast immune system boosting effect when taken regularly during these cold months.
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Images of cleaned and thinly sliced G. oregonense being dried to make tea throughout the coming cold and flu season. The tea from this fungus has multiple triterpenes, ergosterols, triterpenoids and has a vast immune system boosting effect when taken regularly during these cold months.
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Images of cleaned and thinly sliced G. oregonense being dried to make tea throughout the coming cold and flu season. The tea from this fungus has multiple triterpenes, ergosterols, triterpenoids and has a vast immune system boosting effect when taken regularly during these cold months.
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These “normal/average” sized G.oregonense fruiting from the other end of the fallen hemlock. The monster sized fruiting came from the exposed roots at the base. These pristine specimens(showing spore production on caps) were also sliced thinly and dehydrated for Reishi tea.
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These “normal/average” sized G.oregonense fruiting from the other end of the fallen hemlock. The monster sized fruiting came from the exposed roots at the base. These pristine specimens(showing spore production on caps) were also sliced thinly and dehydrated for Reishi tea.
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These “normal/average” sized G.oregonense fruiting from the other end of the fallen hemlock. The monster sized fruiting came from the exposed roots at the base. These pristine specimens(showing spore production on caps) were also sliced thinly and dehydrated for Reishi tea.

Proposed Names

86% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (2)
Used references: Kuo, Ganoderma tsugae, in MushroomExpert.com White flesh, growing from hemlock (Western or Eastern), with bright red varnish or red shellac colors. Holotype of G. tsugae from England (Murrill). Has white flesh when sliced.

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Tuberale.
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-12-09 08:01:49 CST (+0800)

I am interested to know where you got the information stating that the Holytype of G.tsugae is from England? All of my research shows it was described from Eastern North America in 1902, The type specimen being from West Virginia according to Mycobank (though I think the original was lost and a neotype selected). Ganoderma tsugae is not known to occur in Europe being replaced on conifer there by Ganoderma valesiacum, and Ganoderma carnosum.

I know!!!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2014-09-23 14:42:14 CST (+0800)

My wife and I couldn’t believe our eyes either!!! All I saw was the top “knob” sticking up through the web of large, gnarled roots at the base of this large Western hemlock. We’d already found the regular sized fruiting of three G.oregonense on the actual tree trunk 20 or so feet away. Never see such a long stem until we pulled it up.

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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-09-23 14:31:42 CST (+0800)

That’s incredible!

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