Observation 278811: Ganoderma tsugae Murrill

When: 2017-06-02

Collection location: Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

I’d like to add this is more than just a sample of Ganoderma tsugae in many ways. For one I FOUND AT LEAST 50 THIRTY DIFFERENT FRUITING BODIES IN OVER TEN DIFFERENT SPOTS! Also there were many gnawed away with beetles present (in some photos) that I’ve found in previous years around G. tsugae at this time. Another thing is that I only seem to find it growing on trees which are clearly dead and often broken entirely through the trunk. I’ve seen it listed as a parasite and saprophyte on conifers, but only found it on trees nowhere near alive. For evidence I took pictures of the each tree to show it’s condition. All have empty branches and some are even broken in half at the trunk. Note I also have a picture of the inside of a few showing “growth rings” as though it grew in stages as well as a picture of a large shelf cut in half. The area just behind the pore bearing surface is brown and almost looks like gills whereas the rest of the flesh is white. Also I found a set which was clearly left to age yet wasn’t nibbled away by beetles. Perhaps it was from a previous year? I’d like to note all the G. tsugae eaten/being eaten were near water, but those further in the woods were untouched and that’s where I found the “aged” samples.


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