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Red protruding mushroom head, no gills. Looks like pores. Stiff/foamy stalk. Found in woody mulch
West central ga
Thank you for that confirmation Flown the Loop
This is G. curtisii, very common in Georgia.
It's more or less a guess and I could very well be wrong ofcourse, momsavang :) Though the overall look with stem and lacquered appearance reminded me of the lacquered bracket plus I read that there are recordings of Ganoderma lucidum in North America (most likely introduced).https://eol.org/pages/1030204/mapsYour spotting could also be a different species of Ganoderma, perhaps Ganoderma curtsii https://www.mushroomexpert.com/ganoderma...But I guess, like with most species of fungus, you'll need a microscopic analysis to be certain.
Thank you @Jae! I had help from a GA mushrooming site, though they didn't mention the Ganoderma lucidum (they gave me a diff species). I didn't know Reishi grew around here. :)
Great find and I think you're right, momsavang. Your spotting looks a lot like the lacquered bracket (Ganoderma lucidum).
Spotted on Dec 31, 2020 Submitted on Jan 23, 2021
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