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Ganoderma curtisii

Ganoderma curtisii

Description:

Eleven polypores at the base of an old oak tree. These included a recent polypore (#1), approximately 5 inches wide, and 10 polypores from previous seasons including #2 (ca. 8 inches wide) at the base of the tree, and a smaller polypore (ca. 5 inches wide) growing out along a root. The surface of the cap on the recent polypore was ‘powdery,’ indicating that it was at least one to two weeks old. Stem on the recent polypore was approximately 3 to 4 inches long; irregular diameter, approximately 0.5 to 0.75 inches.

Habitat:

Growing near the base of an oak tree on a west-facing embankment by a county road. Shaded in the morning; exposed to full sun from midday until sunset.

Notes:

Ganoderma curtisii is distributed primarily in the Southeastern United States. It is genetically distinct from Ganoderma sessile which is more widely distributed throughout the United States.

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PucaK
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PucaK

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 29, 2015
Submitted on Oct 31, 2015

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