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Ganoderma lucidum | by Vik Nanda
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Ganoderma lucidum

Does anyone else start craving a bear-claw after looking at this? I imagine that sheen tastes like frosting. Dont worry, I didn't try to eat it.

 

This was growing on an old, wet stump in Acadia Ntl. Park.

 

Gano - shiny, lustrous

derma - skin

lucidum - shiny

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Taken on July 19, 2007