Observation 266021: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2017-01-01

Seen at: Norwich, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

Is this Reishi, or perhaps something resembling it?
Also, I noticed the picture showing it cooked shows it in soups and/or stews. Have you any knowledge/experience of using it this way?


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Its definitely reishi
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-01-05 08:06:05 JST (+0900)

Which species is difficult to articulate from slices you will have to do microscopy and maybe even DNA since you can’t see the overall morphology. Some possibilities are Ganoderma multipileum and Ganoderma lingzhi, both species are cultivated in China.