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Need help identifying mushroom.
    #2149017 - 12/01/03 12:12 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I've looked through the forums and field guide a bit to discover that this specimen probably doesn't have any psychoactive properties, but I'd still like some help trying to figure out what it is. While walking through a swampy area in Maine I stumbled upon this patch growing on some sort of dead tree stump (not pine) with green moss all over it.The surrounding area was full of pine saplings. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera with me at the time so I took a sample with me. The color was much more vibrant of a reddish color than it is in the pictures. Maybe someone could point me in the right direction in order to figure out what this is.





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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: BigPoppaSmurf]
    #2149025 - 12/01/03 12:13 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Looks like reishi (ganoderma species) to me.


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: koraks]
    #2149077 - 12/01/03 12:27 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks for the reply, koraks. So what does the ganoderma species entail? Just some regular, rather pretty looking mushroom, edible, or poisonous? I can't seem to find any info on this site though.


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: BigPoppaSmurf]
    #2149127 - 12/01/03 12:47 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I'd agree with Ganoderma...
They're said to have medicinal properties. If you can't find info about it here, google it.


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: Gumby]
    #2149146 - 12/01/03 12:53 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Reishi is believed to be a mood-enhancer by some people. I think tea is made from it which is drunk. It is supposed to make you feel, well, happier. Never tried it, and I'm not sure about dosages and whatnot. Do a Google if you're interested in the whole Reishi thing, as GumbyDude suggested. Oh, and in the Gourmet and Medicinal section of the Shroomery there's more often than not a lot to do about Reishi as well.


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: BigPoppaSmurf]
    #2149289 - 12/01/03 01:54 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

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    #2149299 - 12/01/03 01:57 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

not to mention the conclusive immuno-enhancing properties.

yes Mr Mushroms, i think it is the best looking specimen i have seen too. verry long stipes too.


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: canid]
    #2149450 - 12/01/03 03:17 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

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verry long stipes too




For a wild specimen, certainly. Someone round the Shroomery here grew some 19" stems though :laugh:


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: BigPoppaSmurf]
    #2149696 - 12/01/03 04:39 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Oo-yeah, nice find.


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Re: Need help identifying mushroom. [Re: koraks]
    #2150614 - 12/01/03 10:28 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

good point. you can always get them to grow elongeated, with higher CO2 levels.


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