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When: 2008-09-11

Collection location: La Cañada Flintridge, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

I found these growing — no kidding — out of the base of a brick wall! No trees anywhere near (at least not now, there was construction going on…)


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Recognized by sight: Sessile in nature. This form appears to be typical of Ganoderma in California.

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Event treated woods not protected from all fungi.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-12 16:11:13 CDT (-0400)

Once found a Scleroderma growing from treated wood used as edging near a local doctor’s office. I’m not sure they were please to know a probably poisonous fungus had taken up residence. Then again, most MD’s are mycophobic, anyway.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-12 15:18:27 CDT (-0400)

These must be growing from wood used in the construction. Most likely, there is wood either under or behind the bricks.

Obviously they should have treated the wood with fungicides and coated it to protect it from rot. This wall has no chance to survive make its time.