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Reishi (The immortality mushroom)

Ganoderma lucidum

Description:

Grows from wood, a highly prized medicinal mushroom.

Notes:

Growing from alder chips and alder sawdust indoors in a tupperware container.

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19 Comments

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Thank you, Seema! AntonioGinjaGinja! MayraSpringmann!

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

amazing

great begining Ligthworkerpeace,beautiful enigmatic mushroom ,congrats

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow!!!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Note the mycelium in the second and third images - growing from hydrated rye berries in a mushroom grow bag. This particular species starts with a rather fast-covering white mycelium that turns yellow after all the rye berries have been colonized.

Thank you for the upliftment, tibiprada! A peaceful night/day to you!

tibiprada
tibiprada 7 years ago

magnanimously awesome !

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

lol - I have never heard of Poppy Cock 'til now..... lol

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Oh my gosh! Amazing! It looks like Poppy Cock. Yum! Popcorn, candy coated with marshmallows. I am getting hungry. LOL

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

I added a few more. I wish I could upload the rest of 'em!

MiteBelmezov
MiteBelmezov 7 years ago

Perfect.. can we see more please?

TiffanyMarieMazz
TiffanyMarieMazz 7 years ago

Reishi! :)

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Oops. I'm making typos today faster than I can bear. Thank you, pamsai!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Thank you, Emma.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Emma is referring to this one...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/143...

Welcome to ProjectNoah. Seems like you dived in head first! And with an amazing spotting... All your comments are most appreciated.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

wow!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Thank Mark, J, and Emma for the warmth.

Emma, I'm not sure which spotting of Pamsai you've mentioned. The link in your post is a tough one for me to ID. Let's try to key it out together using features you've brought back in the photo and hopefully a couple other tips!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lightworkerpeace,awesome first spot! Welcome to Project Noah!!
This is the same mushroom Pamsai spotted.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/126...
I am wondering if the picture of the gills would help in ID. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph them.
Please give me your feedback!
Thanks in advance!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Cool spotting! Welcome to Project Noah!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

What amazing looking fungi. I have just first heard about this 'Reishi' mushroom. Guess I've got yet more reading to do.

lightworkerpeace
Spotted by
lightworkerpeace

Chelan, Washington, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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