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When: 2013-05-25

Collection location: Taihang Mountains, China [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available



Species Lists


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Proposed Names

19% (2)
Recognized by sight
54% (3)
Used references: “The Species Identity of the Widely Cultivated Ganoderma, ‘G. lucidum’ (Ling-zhi), in China”

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i think its cool
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2017-08-03 20:49:16 -05 (-0500)

I originally translated it just because I was curious. Thanks for bringing it up again. Its really a cool observation.

I made this
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-08-03 09:43:58 -05 (-0500)

to populate a species list comprised of the biggest examples I could find of a variety of fungi. Most of this information/imagery is scattered throughout the web, society newsletters, local newspapers/microfilm and social media. I thought it might be interesting/useful to store and showcase these records in one place, and a place specifically suited to recording biodiversity and ecology data at that.

While making observations of fungi one did not personally observe is generally discouraged, we have always made certain exceptions, such as when a user is given permission to post something which the original collector/photographer is not interested in posting themselves. Another case might be plotting the distribution of some rare/obscure/exciting thing. An example of this is the collection of Cordyceps caloceroides group observations here on MO. I gathered them together from across the web with as much accompanying information as was available, ultimately linking a photo of a dried specimen at the UBC herbarium in Canada with fresh photographs of the same individual in Ecuador where it was collected. The discussion on those observations, on Facebook, and eventually with specialists in entomopathogenic fungi at the Congress on Latin American Mycology in Colombia in 2014, all helped me arrive at the proper name for this tarantula parasite, while providing a rough idea of its distribution.

Not sure
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-08-02 02:24:45 -05 (-0500)

Dont know why this on MO when its not a legitimate observation.

what is he pointing to?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-08-01 23:25:55 -05 (-0500)
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-08-01 23:23:14 -05 (-0500)

This is obviously a cultivated strain.

By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2013-12-06 09:56:00 -05 (-0500)

Pictured May 25, Yaonong Lu giant wild fungus development on the show. May 18, Jiaozuo City Development Yaonong Lu Fenglin scenic gorge on the Taihang mountains cliff, picking strain of giant wild fungus. The Ganoderma round, diameter 63 cm at maximum weight 2 kg, overall reddish brown, there are many bumps in the middle of ganoderma spores, rare in China.