5.31.10 Ganoderma lucidum

While looking for some more water images this morning, I came across a colony of wonderful Reishi fungus (Ganoderma lucidum).  They are lovely shiny bracket or polypore fungi and are believed to have beneficial medicinal qualities. While developing they have a very sticky surface and objects like the leaf stuck to the lower right fungus are permanently embedded.

Both Ganoderma tsugae and lucidum are called reishi.  Here’s a closeup of one that has a nice little fold in the edge and a nice look at the lovely coloration.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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2 Responses to 5.31.10 Ganoderma lucidum

  1. Tamas Nemeth says:

    This interesting scientific ideas, and help give a partial explanation for the doctors in naturopathic, herbal medicine and have not experienced people to understand that today’s most serious health problems compared to what could be called. healing or medicinal fungi of great assistance.

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