Observation 247215: Ganoderma curtisii (Berk.) Murrill

Voucher Number: NAMA 2015-249 ; Ganoderma lucidum group; Identified by: Otto Miettinen ; Collected by: Bill Daniel ; Voucher Specimens are located at the Botany Herbarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

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Proposed Names

43% (2)
Recognized by sight
81% (3)
Recognized by sight: Dark melanoid bands in the context, G.lucidum and its closest relatives completely lack these bands.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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For G. “curtisii” found in the same region/same foray
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2017-12-06 21:03:57 PST (-0800)

ITS does interlink between the two species, but does give preference to one name. A different region (TEF suggested below) would surely be preferable as an alternative barcode, and would likely shed light on species groups.

G.curtisii and G.meredithae
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-12-06 12:58:03 PST (-0800)

Are very closely related and I am not entirely convinced they are distinct species. The most important bit of information would be whether or not this was found growing on pine, which G.meredithae is restricted to. The only other difference between G.curtisii and G.meredithae is that meredithae will form a featherlike dendritic pattern on agar.

BLAST Results
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2017-12-06 10:42:17 PST (-0800)
ITS sequence
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2017-12-06 10:38:51 PST (-0800)

Has G. meredithiae as top hits.

By: Guy (Some Guy)
2017-12-06 09:46:02 PST (-0800)

Just curious, what makes you so sure of Ganoderma meredithiae?

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