Varnished Shelf Ganoderma tsugae Murrill    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Ganoderma   

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on decaying conifers.

Description:

Brownish-red to mahogany near center or overall; yellow-orange outward; light near margin. Surface appears lacquered, concentrically zoned, with shallow furrows. Fan or kidney-shaped. Pores: White or cream, brown in age or when bruised. Stalk: Typically lateral, may be absent or off-center, brown/red, shiny. Similar-appearing G. lucidum grows on rotting hardwoods (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Relationships:

Relies on decaying conifers.

There are 20 records in the project database.

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A Varnished Shelf in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/11/2017). Verified by Jo Solem. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2008). Photo by Sue Earp. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (6/8/2020). (c) Virginia, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Virginia via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (6/8/2020). (c) Virginia, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Virginia via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2020). (c) dmkidwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by dmkidwell via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/1/2020). (c) dangitmimi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dangitmimi via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/12/2020). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/20/2020). (c) wschenck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wschenck via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Varnished Shelf in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/30/2020). (c) dangitmimi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dangitmimi via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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