Observation 163490: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2014-04-09

Collection location: Gillis Falls Park, Mount Airy, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: maryland mycellium

No specimen available

By sight it appears to be a perfect match. There are closely related species so I cant say definitely what it is. The sample is way old and dried, from last year I assume, so not able to get a spore print. I would need more to go on (spore print and microscopy) if I were to consume it, but I am hoping that later this year I will see some new ones in the same spot.

Found on a tree that I believe was dying (the entire tree was covered with a white bracket fungus). There were also some of the little phallic shaped ones that are consistent with the information about this species.



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Recognized by sight: Ganoderma lucidum sensu stricto is not known to occur in North America.

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By: maryland mycellium
2014-04-15 17:12:54 CDT (-0500)

If you go to this park I recommend bringing boots and looking in the swampy area with the wild cabbage. you dont miss it if you go on any trail. I looked extensively by the pines trees and found some good spots to check another time, but I was way too early to see any of this years mushrooms.