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Ganoderma lucidum    Ling Chi

Fruitbodies are bracket-form or stalked, 5-30 cm wide, semicircular to fan-shaped, smooth, azonate to concentrically grooved, yellowish near margin, red-brown to mahogany in older parts, with a laquered surface. Pores are white to cream, ochre in age, 4-6 per mm, round, and have only one layer.  Widespread and fairly common it fruits on hardwoods. A similar species, G. tsugae, fruits on conifers.

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