Observation 47492: Ganoderma P. Karst.

When: 2010-06-25

Collection location: Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: tripsis

Specimen available

As with the other Ganoderma sp. I found in Maleny (http://mushroomobserver.org/47491?q=11QT), I suspect this is Ganoderma resinaceum, but would like confirmation on it. The more I look into it though, the less confident I am in it being that species. G. resinaceum is described as having an obtuse margin, while this one is somewhat acute. The color of the pores on the underside of the conk differs from the one found in Maleny too. The one in Maleny has white pores which bruise dark brown, while this one has pale brown pores which bruise brown, but a lighter brown than the Maleny sample. The colour of the flesh and tubes differs slightly too, but the colour and texture of the topside of the conk in both samples is very similar, except that the Maleny sample is flatter.

Unfortunately I didn’t get any shots of this on in situ, which is a shame as there was a very large one present growing directly from a living tree (a Melaleuca sp.), which was around 45cm in diameter.

Again, I am cloning this one for cultivation purposes.

Herbarium specimen in personal collection in NSW, Australia.



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Ganoderma zonatum
By: tripsis
2011-08-19 22:21:40 CDT (-0500)

I didn’t measure the pores per millimetre and no longer have the dried specimen. If I manage to collect another one next time I’m in QLD, I will do so.

No lung irritation ever noticed.

Ganoderma zonatum has not been recorded in Australia as far as I can tell.

Australia: with Herbarium specimen available
By: ndoll
2011-08-19 17:17:26 CDT (-0500)

Did you measure the density of pores per millimeter?
Does the dehydrated material irritate your lungs?

This specimen reminds me of Ganoderma zonatum Murrill.

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