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When: 2019-06-16

Collection location: Marymere Falls Trail, Olympic Highway, Clallam Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

(coordinates hidden from public) 259m

Who: mauna kunzah

No specimen available

Proposed Names

57% (2)
Recognized by sight: Not sure if they have G. applanatum in Washington

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I would do it if I was sure…
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-06-20 20:38:21 PDT (-0700)

But I haven’t seen any phylogenetic studies of west coast Ganoderma. I have heard a rumor that what we have in California is all G. brownii, and I sequenced one of my collections and it turned out to be that. However I am not sure what the situation is like in Washington. Probably the same, as the photos look like G. brownii….But I am not going to put effort into changing the old observations until I see a bit more data.

Thanks for your input, Alan!
By: mauna kunzah
2019-06-20 12:52:49 PDT (-0700)

Wow! Changing all of those ID’s sounds like a long project. Thanks for pointing out the correct name.

Washington state Ganoderma
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-06-20 12:25:01 PDT (-0700)

All of the Ganoderma applanatum observations in Washington state should probably be changed to G. brownii.

G. applanatum in WA
By: mauna kunzah
2019-06-20 12:15:32 PDT (-0700)