Observation 68374: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

When: 2011-05-28

Collection location: Lewis and Clark State Park, Lewis Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Multiple extremely large fruiting bodies in Old growth Douglas Fir canopy. These specimens were all hollow(lacking pith and spore bearing structure) and are almost fully decomposed from last summer. G. tsugae, G. oregonense, G. sinense, G. curtisii and other varnish conks are all ANNUAL not perennial(like G. applanatum) and are best harvested in late summer to early fall in the PNW when the soft, white spore bearing structure is still visible and attached.

Medicinal value: Contains seven polysaccharides, has shown high activity against acid fast and gram positive bacteria, many similar benefits to G. lucidum and G. tsugae(Hobbs pg. 106). My fiance and I make tea from dehydrated (summer harvested)fruitbodies of this species throughout the year as an immune stimulant and overall panacea. Have not needed a flu shot or used any medications for illness in the last two years- I attribute that fact to Ganoderma species and other wild harvested medicinal fungi.

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Not mixed collection-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2017-08-30 17:50:34 CDT (-0500)

All fruiting bodies occurring on the same substrate. FYI- G. Tsugae is an Eastern USA species and does not occur in the Pacific Northwest. This is certainly Ganoderma oregonense Ndoll.

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By: ndoll
2012-01-18 11:30:02 CST (-0600)

Photo 1 in this series looks like Ganoderma tsugae.

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