When: 2017-05-06

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

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Very lightweight basidiocarps, punky is dead on, but the flesh of the young one on the left below is very dark red-brown, not white.

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
-14% (3)
Recognized by sight: Check for punky white flesh.
90% (2)
Recognized by sight: When looking at it there was no indication of white flesh. Ganoderma zonatum grows in the same locality on palm trees, will scope this out soon.

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Great photos Martin!
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2018-02-22 22:02:01 CET (+0100)
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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-06-20 00:41:25 CEST (+0200)


Is it just listed
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-19 21:45:39 CEST (+0200)

Or do we know someone who collected g. Weberanium?

I think
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-06-19 11:41:23 CEST (+0200)

they were always there, just overlooked. I saw Ganoderma colossus listed from Florida in a study from several decades ago. Far more weird is what the heck is Ganoderma weberianum doing in Florida?

I will
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-19 10:38:30 CEST (+0200)

Indeed get it sequenced. I find it fascinating that some tropical polypores have been
Making way into the southern most states.

By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-10 02:48:54 CEST (+0200)

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Phone is 909-373-6814.
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Ganoderma colossus
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-06-10 01:16:56 CEST (+0200)

Is the old name, apparently phylogenetic evidence places it cleanly outside the Ganoderma genus, though it is its closest relative. The spores are much larger than in Ganoderma though they have the same structure. The chlamydospores are of a different form than that typically found in the other Ganoderma.

There is also a Tomophagus cattiensis in Vietnam if I recall correctly.

By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-09 18:53:11 CEST (+0200)

I always reimburse for shipments sent to me. I study them take photos and for the obscure ones i cant place a name on get ready to get sequenced or if i want to place something within a complex or group. Pm me for my details.

Another superb ob, Martin. I notice you have
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-06-09 15:18:18 CEST (+0200)

found some very interesting things in Polk County, Florida lately. What kind of woods have you been in there?

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2017-06-09 14:36:37 CEST (+0200)

Do you mind reimbursing mailing costs? Are you planning to sequence?

By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-09 08:21:02 CEST (+0200)

Are you able to send a specimen my way. I thought tomophagus was a tropical polypore.

I can add those views in the next few days. It never occurred to me that it was not G.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2017-05-10 02:37:36 CEST (+0200)

some confusion on name:

MycoBank= Tomophagus colossus (Fr.) Murrill

Index Fungorum= Ganoderma colossus (Fr.) C.F. Baker 1918

nice pictures
By: GP Van Eron (reishiTea)
2017-05-09 19:42:29 CEST (+0200)

add picture of pore surface , cross section if possible

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