Help ID this Reishi like find

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  1. cubistic

    cubistic Active Member

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    Hey folks,

    It's been a while, been busy with distractions such as music, family, work, soul searching and such.

    Decided to go for a trip into the open, and came across these nice little mushrooms growing on felled and less than optimal looking trees (Tree ID unknown). I have never found them before, but am convinced it is a Reishi type. They have a sweet mushroomy/earthy smell

    Could you help me ID please? Location is in the tropics, near Venezuela, on felled/sick trees, in llightly wooded pasture.

    Second question, any suggestions on what to do with 5.7 kilos of these?



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    Feel free to ask anything I useful info I may have left out
     
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  2. muskie

    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    I'd call it Ganoderma sessile
     
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  3. cubistic

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    Thank you @muskie!! I learned a bit just now about the confusing classifications between the different ganodermas. If only people could make up their minds
     
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    MB3 more fun than a ferret in you

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    I learned a lot too. This may also be the species my wife found in a mulch bed and brought home.
     
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    Muskie is a trove of information and knowledge :)
     
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    Nichrome Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The question on what you should do with them remains unanswered!
     
  7. cubistic

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    We've started on making tinctures (For double extraction), made plain water based tea (It is nice), and dehydrated the rest for use in future teas and food/broths and such
     
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