When: 2013-09-25

Collection location: Secrest Arboretum, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Amy Earl (amye)

No specimen available

This soft circular fungus seems to resemble G. lucidum. It was growing out of the ground underneath a Beautyberry shrub known as Calicarpa dichotoma var. albifructus.

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23% (4)
Recognized by sight: Ganoderma lucidum is not known to occur in North America.
-57% (5)
Recognized by sight
46% (4)
Recognized by sight: Can you provide evidence why this is not Ganoderma? There is a dusting of spores on the cap surface in the top photos, the spores are brown, Ischnoderma should be white.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-09-09 19:47:41 AST (-0400)

Laccate top and sessile growth form is typical for North American G.resinaceum. Ischnoderma is not laccate.