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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-12-09 13:38:51 CST (-0500)

I guess we can assume it does not apply to the Pacific northwest then.

By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-12-09 13:08:57 CST (-0500)

One of the descriptions for G.annulare mentioned it only being known from California, I did not find where the type location was, though admittly did not look very hard.

It could be
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-12-09 11:57:18 CST (-0500)

Either Ganoderma brownii or Ganoderma annulare. I am not all too familiar with the non laccate species of Ganoderma on the West coast, so I am unable to tell you what distinguishes those species.

Thanks for explaining.
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2014-12-09 11:43:11 CST (-0500)


Thank you for the explanation.

Do you know what species matches what we call “Ganderma applanatum” in the Pacitic Northwest?

— Joe

I am not entirely clear
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2014-12-09 10:47:08 CST (-0500)

On the taxonomy of Ganoderma applanatum and its close relatives, but it is likely that Ganoderma applanatum from Europe, where it was described is a distinct species from the North American variety, if this is true then G.megaloma fits with specimens matching this form from Eastern North America.

Why G. megaloma?
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2014-12-09 10:14:58 CST (-0500)


When I look at the nomenclature databases, they say that Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat., and Ganoderma megaloma (Lév.) Bres. are both “legitimate” names, and — if I’m interpreting the search results correctly — they are names for the same taxon.

Is that correct?

And if so, shouldn’t G. applanatum (1887) have priority over G. megaloma (1912). See, e.g., http://www.speciesfungorum.org/...

Can you point me the right way?

— Joe

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