Observation 45142: Ganoderma sessile Murrill

When: 2010-05-04

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

38% (4)
Recognized by sight: Some would call this G. lucidum
27% (3)
Recognized by sight: “Varnished” appearance, Coloration. This is about right for the Tropical form as compared to the Northern variety.
47% (4)
Recognized by sight: I think Walt was on the right track with Ganoderma resinaceum, a species with duller brown colours than lucidum.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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I’m still a little puzzled
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2010-05-14 16:34:08 PDT (-0700)

First, this is still a learning experience for me so I’m the least authoritative on mycology, but I would like to throw in some of my observances.

The coloration of the fungi is quite a bit different from the G. Lucidum I’ve observed first hand (observations 33040, 33201 and 29133).

The middle is sticky (like a resin) to the touch.

It has inclusions (grass blades).

The shape is different.

The stem is centered and you see the “resin” part of it surrounding the stem.

I know these are superficial observations and maybe that of the DNA or microscopic observations of the spores prove that this is one and the same as my other three observations. Anyhow, I’m willing to learn and to understand better how fungi are identified.

I now rest my case!

Ganoderam resinaceum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-05-07 05:45:52 PDT (-0700)

is a European species which is similar.

I’m not so sure
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2010-05-05 20:40:21 PDT (-0700)

This doesn’t look look any Ganoderma I’ve seen before. The middle is sticky to touch. It reminds me of one of those Little Debbie pecan pies.

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