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Hemlock Reishi

Ganoderma tsugae


A shelf mushroom with a red varnished appearance. These specimens are covered in a blue-green mold which provides a striking contrast to the deep red conk.


This species only grows on hemlock trees while G. lucidium grows on hardwoods.


I have been following these two all year since they started "budding" in April. I didn't realize that reishi were annuals and was distraught to find them in such a state only a few months later. Their spores should recultivate this tree so I'll have to keep an eye out for next year.

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2016
Submitted on Aug 4, 2016


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