Public Description of Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

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Name: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Ganodermataceae

General Description:
Diagnostic Description:

Literature :
Murrill, W.A. 1908. Polyporaceae, Part 2. North American Flora. 9(2):73-131

Page number : 119
Description type : Original description
Description : Ganoderma oregonense Murrill, sp. nov.

Pileus reniform, corky, rigid, convex above, plane below, 10X 17 X5 cm.; surface glabrous, thinly encrusted, smooth, laccate, very lustrous, bay to black, with a deep groove near the margin, which is cream-colored, rounded, smooth, entire, finely tomentose; context punky, white to slightly discolored, homogeneous, with white lines of mycelium near the stipe, 2-3.5 cm. thick; tubes annual, 1 cm. long, avellaneous within, mouths circular to angular, 3 to a mm., edges thin, entire, white to avellaneous; stipe lateral, very thick, short, subcylindrical, 2-4 cm. long, 3-6 cm. thick, expanding into the pileus, which it resembles in color, surface and context.
Type collected near Seaside, Oregon, on an old log of Picea sitchensis, during the summer of 1905, by an unknown collector.
Distribution; Known only from the type locality.

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Current Name:
Ganoderma oregonense Murrill, N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 9(2): 119 (1908)

Ganoderma nevadense Murrill, N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 9(2): 119 (1908)
Ganoderma sequoiae Murrill, N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 9(2): 119 (1908)

Synonymy Contributor(s):
CBS (2004);

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Erlon Bailey