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shelf fungi

Description:

large shelflike fungus, red on top, white below, I think this might be Gandoderma lucidum, but not sure

Habitat:

dead log, mixed forest

Notes:

The largest fungi I've seen in Algonquin provincial park. For a dry summer, this was in perfect condition.

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9 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Dan , I read that Canada once was like the tropics and had a tropical climate.
Very interesting fact.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

No problem Emma. I love exploring the tropics but have to admit I have found some pretty cool stuff in Canada too. Many treasures to be found.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Thanks so much for your reply Dan.
Canada is beautiful. This fungi just makes us realize there is so much more to be seen!!I can imagine something like this being found in Canada! Every little wood might have its own treasures!!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

beautiful colors!!
Dan, I have a spotting with ID help.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/118...
Thanks in advance. i have been puzzling over this one one for more than a year.
Ranunculus?

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

Identifying fungi is really difficult :)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

I think it could be that too. Looks like it's probably either G. lucidum and G. tsugae.

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 9 years ago

could it be Hemlock Varnish?

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks, that's exactly what I thought Carol!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

That is incredible fungus!

Dan Doucette
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Dan Doucette

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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