Observation 25001: Ganoderma lobatum (Schwein.) G.F. Atk.

When: 2009-09-06

Collection location: Forest 44 Conservation Area, Saint Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Pore photo approx. 60X magnification

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48% (5)
Recognized by sight: Pores stain brown.
62% (2)
Recognized by sight: Annual. Chestnut tones.

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Ganoderma applanatum
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-09-07 09:05:08 PDT (-0700)

This is fruiting on a split and downed oak — it does look kind of like lumber.

I didn’t take a picture of the “let’s draw on the conk” feature, but definitely
does stain dark brown permanently. The pores I took a pic of with my pocket
’scope had not been damaged.

I used this for the pore pic:


By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-09-07 09:02:52 PDT (-0700)

It looks like it’s fruiting on an old wooden structure made with plywood. I have never seen Ganoderma on anything except trees. The edge appears to have a small brown stain and the top looks right for Ganoderma, but one quick look under the scope could confirm it because this genus has very distinct spores. Interesting photo of the pores.

Should the pore surface stain?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-07 00:59:18 PDT (-0700)

Shouldn’t the pore surface stain brown here, if this is G. applanatum?

Created: 2009-09-06 18:38:19 PDT (-0700)
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