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Ganoderma lucidum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Ganoderme laque, Ganoderme luisant, Glanzender Lackporling, Lacquered Bracket, Pecsétviaszgomba, pecsétviasztapló, Polypore lucide
Ganoderma lucidum Mushroom
Ref No: 7756
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Ganoderma lucidum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7757
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Ganoderma lucidum (Curt. ex Fr.) Karst. Glanzender Lackporling Ganoderme luisant, Ganoderme laque, Polypore lucide, Lacquered Bracket. Fruit body usually stalked. Bracket 10–25cm in diameter, 2–3cm thick, fan- or kidney-shaped, laterally attached, concentrically grooved and zoned ochraceous to orange brown, later purple-brown to blackish, and like the stem conspicuously glossy as if varnished. Stem up to 250 x 10–30mm, dark brown, glossy. Tubes 0.5–2cm long. Pores 4–5 per mm, circular, whitish then cream, finally tobacco brown, darkening on bruising when fresh. Spores rusty, ellipsoid-ovate with truncate end, 7–13 x 6–8um. Habitat on roots of deciduous trees. Season all year. Rare. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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William Green (Netherlands) - 09 August 2013

August 2013, SW France, near St Affrique, Aveyron. Apologise that picture not taken in natural habitat. Didn't realise how unusual the specimen until I get home...
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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 25 June 2013

Found near Ancaster, Ontario on 23rd of June.
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craig campana (United States) - 01 June 2013

Found in St. Louis, MO on April 17, 2013, three out of four sides had just about as many but this south side of tree had the most.
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craig campana (United States) - 10 April 2013

Found in St.Louis, MO on April 2, 2013. This was on a tree loaded with ganoderma applanatum, one on which someone had inscribed that if u were reading this it's ur lucky day and I looked down to find this which to the Japanese is known as Saiwai-take(Japanese for good fortune mushroom)hmm what a coincidence!
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craig campana (United States) - 22 March 2013

Found on March 5, 2013 in St.louis, MO. These black Reishi's were stacked three high right on top of one another. They were covered with brown spores on top of each mushroom. It's been a great season here in MO. Can't wait to see the morels starting to pop up!
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 18 February 2013

Ganoderma lucidum.
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 12 January 2013

Tudor Ioana si Paul Covic, Romania, 12 ianuarie 2013 lingurita zanei
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GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 09 January 2013

Ganoderma lucidum collected from Hollogapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Jorhat, Assam (INDIA). Its a wood decaying fungus found attached on the dead rhizome of Bamboo. Clicked by GIRISH GOGOI, INDIA
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 17 December 2012

Paul Covic, Romania, 17 decembrie 2012
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 12 December 2012

Paul Covic, Romania, 2012
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Andrew Block (United States) - 11 December 2012

Taken at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y., on 30 Spetember 2012, on a living northern red oak. This is the ventral side of the fungus in the my other photo.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 11 December 2012

Taken at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y., on 30 September 2012, on a living northern red oak.
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 13 October 2012

Ganoderma lucidum, Romania, 2010
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zoran veljovic (Yugoslavia) - 18 September 2012

Niš, jugoistočna Srbija.
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nida arýsoy (Turkey) - 29 August 2012

l found also in turkey.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 July 2012

Hungarian name, Pecsétviasztapló
Kristine Travis (United States) - 16 May 2012

Found growing on the ground among Sweet Gum and Pin Oak trees in South Central Georgia, USA
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Kristine Travis (United States) - 16 May 2012

Growing on the ground among Sweet Gum and Pin Oak trees in South Central Georgia, USA
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Cheryl Taylor (United States) - 12 May 2012

Found in Shenandoah National Park 11 May 2012 on Dark Hollow Falls Trail.
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Dr. Anila Doshi (India) - 12 May 2012

similar specimens collected from many broad leaved dead tree trunks.during raining season.
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Bill Campbell (United States) - 02 October 2011

In one of the pictures the mushroom is growing on a dead Water Tupelo tree and the other it is growing on the ground and I did not notice in wood or roots. I believe they are both Ganoderma lucidum. Both were taken in Montgomery Al. One was taken in a Water Tupelo Swamp and the other in a dryer area. Both in very shaded areas. Thanks, Bill Campbell
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april mantel (United States) - 15 September 2011

Here's our 2nd year returning Ganoderma.
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Darryl Christensen (United States) - 19 July 2011

This specimen was found growing at the base of a dead oak tree in Virginia, USA in July 2011.
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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

12/10/2009 Hertfordshire in mixed woodland with lots of hornbeam. Specimen sadly had been knocked off hence shot of underside.
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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

12/10/2009 Hertfordshire in mixed woodland with lots of hornbeam. Specimen sadly had been knocked off.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 14 April 2011

Growing on oak stumps during the summer.Not very common.Find and photo by Marjan Kuštera SERBIA,Vranje district
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 07 December 2010

Owocniki z hodowli.Farma grzybów Krzysztof Biernacki.Poland
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Risbo R (Yugoslavia) - 07 May 2010

i'm curious about Ganoderma :) This grow around in autumn.
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 08 April 2010

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 21 December 2008

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 November 2008

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