Observation 77250: Ganoderma brownii (Murrill) Gilb.

When: 2011-09-24

Collection location: Quilcene, Washington, USA [Click for map]

47.939891° -122.949719°

Who: Andrew MacMillen (andrewm57)

No specimen available

Unusual ungulate form.

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Proposed Names

29% (3)
Recognized by sight: Cinnamon brown exterior & spore print, pore surface immediately stains brown.
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified, Pacific Northwest Key Council

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Andrew MacMillen (andrewm57)
2011-10-04 04:34:03 AEST (+1000)


was it confirmed by
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-10-04 01:46:39 AEST (+1000)

micro or macro?

By: Andrew MacMillen (andrewm57)
2011-10-04 00:24:23 AEST (+1000)

G. applanatum confirmed by 3 identifiers at our annual show.

I could be wrong!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-29 02:12:58 AEST (+1000)

Here are a few references to the differences…..

“Ganoderma applanatum has smaller spores and lacks the yellow pore surface (Gilbertson), G. applanatum has flesh that is lighter in color and thinner, (Arora)”

“Ganoderma brownii has larger spores and yellow pore surface (Gilbertson), and flesh that is darker in color and thicker (3-8cm), (Arora); Ganoderma annularis (Fr.) Gilb. of California is also similar, with flesh represented by a thin layer, most of tissue being composed of old tubes, and spores 11-14 × 7-8 microns, (Gilbertson), Fomitopsis pinicola has reddish resinous band near margin when fresh, cream flesh, and pore surface that does not mark brown easily”

By: Andrew MacMillen (andrewm57)
2011-09-29 01:54:33 AEST (+1000)

What should I look for?

Ganoderma brownii
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-27 00:12:09 AEST (+1000)

This looks more like G. brownii to me. What did the inside context of this look like?

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