When: 2017-08-23

Collection location: Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

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Notes:
Small primordial fruiting body of G. oregonense with grass growing through the leading growth edge. These amazing members of the varnished Ganoderma/Reishi clade will grow from this tiny “marshmallow nubbin”, as I like to call them, to nearly one to two feet in diameter within a matter of 6-8 weeks(depending on temp/precip). Not a perennial species, as with other members of the woody conks(such as Ganoderma applanatum, Fomitopsis, Heterobasidion, Laricifomes, etc.) These small nubbin’s can be harvested at this stage and dried-and consequently ground into fine powder using a coffee grinder for use in ‘00’ capsules during cold/flun season. I recommend only doing this with a few “nubbin’s” per season and sticking with the mature, spore covered specimens to insure multiple season proliferation of spores in the given canopy. Truly one of my favorite medicinal fungi.

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Back side of sporophore with left hand for scale.

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