Observation 174590: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill

When: 2014-08-19

Collection location: Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: mushy

No specimen available

Notes:
Very hard. Has a stem, growing out of the base of the stump. Did not taste, but the smell is a strong mushroom odor, possibly bitter.

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Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
73% (2)
Recognized by sight: Morphology fits with tsugae, looks to be some pine needles strewn about, tree might be pine, though I am not so good with identifying trees from bark.

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There are pines
By: mushy
2014-08-23 07:46:22 PDT (-0700)

in the area, but this is just a stump. (Still working on tree ID myself. I am going through the book Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast by Michael Wojtech, but have not used it for mushrooming yet.)