Observation 12160: Ganoderma resinaceum group

When: 2008-10-07

Collection location: Woodbridge, Colonia, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew (werdna7)

No specimen available

This large one has a 6-7 inch radius. There are about 5 small ones growing in the grass bellow it. The large one is growing in mulch behinde a plant in my backyard. There is a mushroom with a similar red skin and white rim that is growning from under its’s cap connecting to the stalk.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:08:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Woodbridge, Colonia, NJ’ to ‘Woodbridge, Colonia, New Jersey, USA’


Copyright © 2008 Andrew K.
Copyright © 2008 Andrew K.
Copyright © 2008 Andrew K.

Proposed Names

44% (6)
Recognized by sight: Looks like it’s probably growing on roots of an excavated tree. shiny top gives it away.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: Based on morphology, sessile growing at ground level,somewhat lumpy cap formation.Form typical of North American G.resinaceum.

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Ganoderma lucidum, definitely
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-10-10 19:40:28 PDT (-0700)

I have seen this species dozens of times with a central stipe when growing from roots or buried wood. The dark stipe is also typical. Polypores are enormously variable in their form depending on the conditions, since they have indeterminate growth and are constantly growing by adding new cells until mature.

this dosnt fit
By: Andrew (werdna7)
2008-10-09 21:10:48 PDT (-0700)

I can’t finde any other ganoderma ludidum that look like mine on the net. Supposidly they are wieley cultivated in asia and used as medicinal tea. However none look the same as mine, the characteristics are supposed to be shel shaped, this one is compleatly round like a disk with a ball in the middle. I don’t think this is a ganoderma lucidum. I just went out to check it and it had these orange and black beatles all over it, like 9 of them, i scared them with my flash light but i got a shot of one.

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