help with mushroom identification

armyofda12mnkeys(7a, Philly, PA)July 5, 2011

Hey all,

My co-worker wanted help identifying this mushroom so i uploaded some pics below.

She said its very hard ... Not sure what it is, but thought I'd post to gardenweb community to try and help us identify:



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Definitely a Ganoderma, a polypore mushroom, and if you are west of the Rockies it is most likely Ganoderma oregonense. These mushrooms have a red, lacquer-like appearance when young but the color fades in older specimens, like yours. Ron

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 5:36PM
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armyofda12mnkeys(7a, Philly, PA)

Hey Indian_Ron...
Thanks i was really curious about this mushroom...

Are you sure its that variety, i thought they feed on wood, but its growing on rocks.


    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 1:01PM
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yes, it's a ganoderma...for sure!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 9:38PM
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