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Golden Reishi Mushroom

Ganoderma curtisii


Red protruding mushroom head, no gills. Looks like pores. Stiff/foamy stalk. Found in woody mulch


West central ga

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Golden Reishi
Ganoderma curtisii Ganoderma curtisii

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momsavang 3 years ago

Thank you for that confirmation Flown the Loop

flowntheloop 3 years ago

This is G. curtisii, very common in Georgia.

Jae 3 years ago

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).

Your spotting could also be a different species of Ganoderma, perhaps Ganoderma curtsii
But I guess, like with most species of fungus, you'll need a microscopic analysis to be certain.

momsavang 3 years ago

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. :)

Jae 3 years ago

Great find and I think you're right, momsavang. Your spotting looks a lot like the lacquered bracket (Ganoderma lucidum).

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Cataula, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Dec 31, 2020
Submitted on Jan 23, 2021

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