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OfflinePsilocybimater
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Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis.
    #14616670 - 06/15/11 12:09 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

These were growing directly out of the roots of a live maple, the roots have been exposed to the surface by cows. These are extremely slow growing fungi, i have been monitoring them for 6 days and they have hardly changed.

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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: Psilocybimater]
    #14616694 - 06/15/11 12:15 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Ganoderma species, possibly g. lucidum. These are not symbiotic btw, but sapotrophic on dead wood. Indeed, ganoderma species are sometimes incredibly slow to mature.


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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: koraks]
    #14616714 - 06/15/11 12:19 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

The roots are alive the tree is about 25' tall, the only thing that is dead that it could be feeding on is the extreme outer layer of the root bark.


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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: Psilocybimater]
    #14616727 - 06/15/11 12:22 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Those look like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reishi Reishi/Lingzhi to me.  They are a good medicinal shroom.  I recommend to make some tea with them.

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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: Psilocybimater]
    #14616744 - 06/15/11 12:26 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

That mushroom is not a symbiote. It's a parasite.


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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: Psilocybimater]
    #14616752 - 06/15/11 12:28 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

If it is Ganoderma, i think its Ganoderma Curtisii


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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: Psilocybimater]
    #14616898 - 06/15/11 01:02 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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Psilocybimater said:
If it is Ganoderma, i think its Ganoderma Curtisii



:thumbup: sounds right, or maybe a pale G. lucidum.. good medicinal regardless


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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: HipsterDoofus]
    #14617011 - 06/15/11 01:32 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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HipsterDoofus said:
That mushroom is not a symbiote. It's a parasite.



Nah, it feeds off dead wood, so it's not really a parasite. It's a composter, essentially. I've often found ganoderma species growing like this, from dead wood inside a living piece of root or trunk. The dead wood is there. Trust me.


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Re: Maple tree root and fungi symbiosis. [Re: koraks]
    #14623509 - 06/16/11 05:48 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Here are some new pics of pins coming up after the rain last night.



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