Observation 277345: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill

Notes:
Growing on a dead pine tree. I will be photographing these through out the season.

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Later n growth

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Had them fresh never dehydrated.
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-06-12 09:38:31 PDT (-0700)

Let me know how they are.

White edges
By: Michael Kennedy (m005kennedy)
2017-06-12 04:20:58 PDT (-0700)

I will have to try the edges as food. I harvested one and dehydrated it.

That’s interesting Matt
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-06-10 16:28:50 PDT (-0700)

that G. tsugae can grow on hardwoods like birch. In the northern part of Maine there are very few oaks and maples but tons of birch. Over the years I’ve found many types of fungi on birch but never G. tsugae.

They mostly grow on hemlock.
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2017-06-10 16:18:01 PDT (-0700)

I have never found them on any other conifer besides Hemlock. Ganoderma curtisii can sometimes grow on pine and Ganoderma meredithae also grows on pine. But I agree this is G.tsugae. G.tsugae will sometimes also grow on hardwoods like Oak, Maple and Birch.

Supposedly they grow on firs as well
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-06-10 15:22:22 PDT (-0700)

but in Maine I’ve only collected them on dead eastern hemlock (Tsuga candensis). BTW don’t know if you also collect mushrooms for the table but the cream colored margins of new fresh specimens can be harvested easily from the mushroom without harming it. It is delicious.

Type of tree
By: Michael Kennedy (m005kennedy)
2017-05-26 07:20:03 PDT (-0700)

I am told they don’t grow on pine. Only on hemlock. Sorry if I misidentified the tree.

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