Hemlock Varnish Shelf

Ganoderma tsugae

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Ganoderma tsugae, also known as Hemlock varnish shelf, is a flat polypore mushroom of the genus Ganoderma. In contrast to Ganoderma lucidum, to which it is closely related and which it closely resembles, G. tsugae tends to grow on conifers, especially hemlocks. Like G. lucidum, G. tsugae is said to have medicinal properties. Phylogenetic analysis of has begun to better differentiate between many closely related species of Ganoderma; however, there is still disagreement as to which...

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