Observation 69773: Ganoderma curtisii group

When: 2011-06-19

Collection location: Rock Island State Park, Warren Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

Growing from base of oak tree in mixed forest



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By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-02-18 03:24:41 EST (-0500)

Did you by chance happen to collect this specimen?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-07-03 10:00:40 EDT (-0400)

Ganoderma curtisii, known from Massachusetts to Nebraska, grows on hardwoods and has a cap that is described as “entirely ochraceous when young, or partly ochraceous and partly dull red in mature plants” (Overholts, p. 213). KUO WEBSITE


Well, if they are synonyms I think G. lucidum is the older name.

I live in the DC area where both occur
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-03 09:44:41 EDT (-0400)

How do you separate this from G. lucidum?

It’s a toss-up
By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-06-21 06:46:32 EDT (-0400)

I just picked curtisii over lucidum because of location here in the southeast. Some sources say they aren’t separate species at all. Take your pick!

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-20 23:28:41 EDT (-0400)

How do you separate this from G. lucidum?

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