Ganoderma resinous (Ganoderma resinaceum) photo and description

Ganoderma resinaceum

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Polyporales
  • Family: Ganodermataceae (Ganodermaceae)
  • Genus: Ganoderma (Ganoderma)
  • Species: Ganoderma resinaceum (Ganoderma resinous)

Other names:

  • Ganoderma gum

  • Ashtray

  • Lingzhi

Ganoderma resinaceum

Ganoderma resinaceum belongs to tinder mushrooms. It grows everywhere, but is rare in our country. Regions: mountain forests of Altai, Far East, Caucasus, Carpathians.

It prefers conifers (especially sequoia, larch), and can also often be seen on deciduous trees (oak, willow, alder, beech). Usually mushrooms grow on dead wood, dead wood, as well as on stumps and trunks of living wood. Settlements of ganoderma resinous often contribute to the appearance of white rot on the tree.

Ganoderma resinous is an annual mushroom, fruiting bodies are represented by caps, less often - caps and rudimentary legs.

The caps are flat, cork or woody in structure, reaching a diameter of 40-45 cm. The color of young mushrooms is reddish, shiny, in adulthood the cap color changes, it becomes brick, brown, and then almost black and dull.

The edges are grayish, with an ocher tinge.

The pores of the hymenophore are rounded, cream or grayish in color.

The tubules most often have one layer, elongated, reaching three centimeters in length. The pulp is soft, very similar in structure to cork; in young mushrooms it is grayish, and then changes color to red and brown.

The spores are slightly truncated at the apex, brown in color, and have a two-layer shell.

The chemical composition of ganoderma resinous is interesting: the presence of a large amount of vitamins C and D, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus.

It is an inedible mushroom.

A similar species is ganoderma shiny (lacquered tinder fungus) (Ganoderma lucidum). Differences from ganoderma brilliant: ganoderma resinous has a cap, large in size and a short stem. In addition, glistening ganoderma most often grows on dead wood.