When: 2014-05-03

Collection location: Brevard Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Midnight

No specimen available


Proposed Names

8% (4)
Recognized by sight: Found in oak hammocks, often and year-round. Bruises various shades of brown, spongy but firm. Topside slightly sticky.
17% (5)
Recognized by sight
30% (4)
Recognized by sight
-10% (2)
Recognized by sight: source cited shows immature FB with white cap and yellowish stem at base of oak in Florida—Ganoderma root and butt rot
-21% (2)
Recognized by sight: Depending on internal flesh this one may even represent Ganoderma ravenelii. A thorough cross section would allow you to see if it had any dark resinous bands indicative of G.curtisii.
54% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Why not Ganoderma?
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2014-05-10 17:19:46 CDT (-0400)

I can understand if you are only familiar with old ganoderma to believe this isn’t one, but the blob primordia of Ganoderma is very soft and all white. The brown staining and layered pattern when cut are dead give aways for ganoderma. Also G. curtisii is a pale colored species which can a take a longer time for color to develop on top. If you can re-find the blobs you left behind, you’ll see them mature to much more recognizable forms. If it wasn’t a brown staining, brown spored, white-pored polypore with blob primordia then I could see how ganoderma is unconvincing, but this fits the bill for a young ganoderma.

I do not think this is a Ganoderma.
By: Midnight
2014-05-10 15:28:31 CDT (-0400)

I am familiar with several species of Ganoderma, but this doesn’t fit at all. The color is off, it is way too spongy, cuts easily with a dull machete, instantly bruises brown at the slightest touch and smells unpleasant.

I will be making a collection this week for spore prints.

A synonym
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-05-10 00:04:18 CDT (-0400)

of G. lucidum? Is one deprecated?


Cut stem
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2014-05-09 18:55:12 CDT (-0400)

Clearly shows classic layered ganoderma growth, plus the brown staining pore surface which can make up the entirety of a young fruiting body. Also the young blobs are very typical of ganoderma primordia.

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