Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus

Lion’s Mane Also known as Hericium erinaceum, bearded tooth, old man’s beard, pom pom du blanc, monkey head, satyr’s beard, and unbranched hericium. Fruiting Body Color: White to yellowish. Fruiting Body Size: to 16″(40cm). Fruiting body texture: Solid with long drooping unbranched spines. Spore Print: White. Season: August to November. Habitat: On living hardwoods. Range: Read More

Ganoderma applanatum

Ganoderma applanatum

Artist’s Conk Also known as artist’s bracket and bear bread. Fruiting Body Color: Gray to Brown. Fruiting Body Shape: Knobby when young, flat and shelf like when mature. Fruiting Body Texture: Cork-like and firm. Underside: White scratching brown, and this species gets its common name from discoloring instantly when scratched. Spore Print: Brown. Season: Year-round. Read More

Trametes versicolor

Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tail Also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor. Fruiting Body Color: Concentric bands of colors ranging from reddish rusty brown through gray and black, it can have zones with green algae growing on them, thus appearing green as well. Fruiting Body Size: To 4″(10cm). Fruiting Body Shape: Layered or rosette-like. Fruiting Body Texture: Read More

Ganoderma lucidum

Ganoderma lucidum

Reishi Also known as lingzhi or ling chih, from its use in Chinese medicine. Cap Color: Red, yellow, and white when young, aging to brown or reddish-brown with lacquered looking surface. Cap Shape: Fan shaped at maturity, but high carbon dioxide levels produce long-antlered stems rather than the characteristic fan. Cap Size: To 12″(30cm). Stem: Read More