When: 2010-10-11

Collection location: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

growing on Red Ash

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White House
By: ndoll
2012-01-17 18:55:24 CST (-0500)

I agree this was Ganoderma lucidum, because they grew stipitate and sessile, from the base down to the roots of the tree.

Had it been G. resinaceum, they would be sessile-only, with more conspicuous colors, growing from the base and up the stalk of the tree.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-10-12 18:46:01 CDT (-0400)

it’s a huge tree and small mushroom (about three inches across) and thanks to a telephoto lens… For some reason they object to you climbing over the fence to pick mushrooms.

what, no WHITE shrooms??!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-12 09:57:11 CDT (-0400)

that is a huge old tree or a ridiculously small polypore. god bless our macros!

still, points for set and setting.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-12 01:42:01 CDT (-0400)

I guess this beats observation 10811.

Damn, damn, damn.


By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-11 18:52:09 CDT (-0400)

so you DO have a sense of humor Noah! Just thought that the time you told me to sniff a mushroom so i could inhale as you guessed maybe 100 springtails, it was a new age health remedy.

By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-10-11 17:22:17 CDT (-0400)

Do you have enough security clearance to post that?

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-11 17:07:58 CDT (-0400)

You’re cool, Noah.