Ganoderma applanatum identification

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Ganoderma applanatum (Pers. ex Wallr.) Pat. Artist-s Fungus, Ganoderme aplani, Flacher Lackporling, Deres tapl-, Platte tonderzwam. Bracket 10-90cm across, 5-60cm wide, 2-10cm thick, more or less flat, semicircular, hard, corky and glabrous, margin acute; upper surface knobbly and concentrically grooved, covered with a hard wrinkled crust, often pallid, grey-brown, umber or cocoa-coloured. Flesh cinnamon brown, thinner than the tube layer. Taste bitter, smell mushroomy. Tubes 7-25mm long in each annual layer, brown. Pores 4-5 per mm, circular, white, bruising brown. Spores brown ornamented, ovoid-ellipsoid, truncate at one end, 6.5-8.5 x 4.5-6um, mostly 8 x 5.5um. Hyphal structure trimitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections but these may be very difficult to demonstrate. Habitat on the trunks of deciduous trees, especially beech, where it causes an intensive white rot. Season all year, perennial. Uncommon but until recently much confused with G. adspersum. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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More info about Ganoderma applanatum mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Grows in woods
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
Normal size:
over 15cm
North America
Flesh discolours when cut
bruised or damaged
Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
Artist�s Bracket, Deres tapl�, Flacher Lackporling, Ganoderme aplani
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:24:38

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