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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Mar 27, 2016 9:25 PM CST
I have not been successful with my web search. Can anyone help me with identification? The width is about 4 to 5 inches.
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Toni
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 27, 2016 9:40 PM CST
It looks to be a Bracket or Shelf fungus in the Ganoderma Family, possibly Ganoderma applanatum


http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/march99.html
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 9:57 PM CST
That would be my thought - Ganoderma applanatum
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 28, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Ganoderma oregonense?

http://mycobratpack.tumblr.com/post/100772519089/ive-got-the...
Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Mar 30, 2016 7:45 AM CST
I agree,it's a Ganoderma Thumbs up
I actually hunt for Ganoderma,and many other medicinal edible mushrooms,and I hope to find more members around here that enjoy doing so as well Smiling
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
Mar 30, 2016 10:42 PM CST
@BrandonG
What do you do with the Ganoderma? I believe it is inedible, correct?
Toni
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Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Mar 31, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Yeah,Ganoderma is inedible in a sense,but certain types have medicinal qualities to help fight all kind of ailments.
You have to brew them in a tea.
Reishi is what I collect,and I'm not sure on the medicinal qualities of applanatum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingzhi_mushroom

As you can see they come in a range of beautiful colors!
These are from my personal collection.


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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Apr 1, 2016 3:15 PM CST
We have Ganoderma in Hawaii. A good medicinal.


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Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Apr 1, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Right on man,those are some big boys!
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
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Toni
Apr 3, 2016 5:05 PM CST
@Metrosideros
Those look so different from the ones I found. Do you brew those in a tea?
Toni
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