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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.
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.
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.