Observation 74891: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill

Notes:
These beautifully fused reishi were monitored from 8/6/11 to 8/27/11 fruiting from a large Western Hemlock(Tsuga heterophylla) at Watershed Park.

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Images

Taken on 8/6/11 in initial growth stage-just starting to show varnish top.
Underside of initial growth on 8/6/11
Taken on 8/11/11 shelving beginning to occur- along with stalk formation at base.
Taken 8/21/11 from above- showing stalk and starting to lightly drop spores(as evidenced by spore dust covering the varnish on cap).
These three images show the fused reishi beginning to leave light chocolate spore deposits on varnish cap as of 8/21/11. Image with me examining fruitbodies(used by permission) taken by Lara Boyd.
These three images show the fused reishi beginning to leave light chocolate spore deposits on varnish cap as of 8/21/11. Image with me examining fruitbodies(used by permission) taken by Lara Boyd.
These three images show the fused reishi beginning to leave light chocolate spore deposits on varnish cap as of 8/21/11. Image with me examining fruitbodies(used by permission) taken by Lara Boyd.
At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
At home after being harvested 8/27/11. Images show the inner pith of the spore bearing structure and considerable amount of spore deposit that was left on the varnish cap.
New re-growth evident today(9/17/11) from the same wound we harvested two reishi from on 8/27.
New re-growth evident today(9/17/11) from the same wound we harvested two reishi from on 8/27.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Image showing inside of fruit body with thick white pith above the spore tubes, pores being large (3-4 per mm) dark red varnish(on Western Hemlock) and large size are all indicators of this being G. oregonense.

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you say reishi….
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-10 23:53:38 PDT (-0700)

but everything I read on healing Ganoderma lends to lucidum, not oregonense. I’ve been hoping to harvest the correct ‘reishi’ for tea so which is correct?

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