Observation 8207: Amauroderma rude (Berk) Torrend

When I found\discovered this beauty the adrenaline level hit the roof. I hope that someone can identify it. The gill looks a bit like Bolete, but nothing else resembles anything I have ever seen here. The stem is in sections like a fruit tree puts out. The cap is double. The Root was incredibly hard to remove and appeared to be either very dep rooted or was firmly attached to the base of the tree below ground level. No spore print was taken but it did not have any detectable aroma and was not fragile ,viscid or glutinous in any way. The cap was shiny.


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

40% (4)
Recognized by sight: This is a species in the Ganoderma lucidum group. Getting a proper name on something in this genus is almost impossible, as you can read in this abstract:
But according to that study, it’s probably Ganoderma steyaertanum.
42% (3)
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Recognized by sight: Ganoderma would have a varnished stipe
31% (2)
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That stipe
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-18 18:43:12 PDT (-0700)

looks somewhat varnished to me, albeit a bit dry. Is that an absolute character for Amauroderma vs stipitate Ganoderma?

What’s more, A. rude is described as being centrally attached. This looks like two or more pilei, the stems of which run from the top of the cap surface/disc down along the side, which, if I had to guess, I wouldn’t think is the kind of “central” the description is referring to.

see: http://www.mycobank.org/...

ID is one thing, the right name another..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-07-05 00:15:49 PDT (-0700)

It didn’t take a lot of research to recognize it as a form of the well-known Ganoderma lucidum (google for “reishi” too), but I had to check if you had the same species in Australia, and it seemed like you don’t.

Despite the lack of complete information, I think it’s great that you’re presenting pictures of australian mushrooms. There still are rather few of them on the web.

Australian Identification problems.

Irenea, Thanks for your comment and you must have had some detailed researching to do to be able to get anywhere with this specimen. I was unable to get anything remotely similar. Congrats, and now you will realise how difficult it is for me to now what I have in an image, of especially with negligible knowledge and only O.S help esp. fr MO members.

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