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Ganoderma applanatum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Artist’s Bracket, Flacher Lackporling, Ganoderme aplani
Ganoderma applanatum 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7754
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Ganoderma applanatum (Pers. ex Wallr.) Pat. Flacher Lackporling Ganoderme aplani, Artist’s Bracket. 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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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 04 July 2013

Found July 1st, 2013 in woods near Ancaster, Ontario. Around 20cm.
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craig campana (United States) - 10 April 2013

Found in St.Louis,MO on April 2,2013. I thought this one to be a rather peculiar looking ganoderma applanatum (aka the true artist conk).
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craig campana (United States) - 26 March 2013

Found in St.Louis,MO on March 22, 2013 was a toss up between ganoderma applanatum or the horses hoof
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craig campana (United States) - 14 March 2013

not exactly sure on id but thought it was tinder fungus until i looked at the pics of this found in St. Louis MO march 12 2013 they were all over the place
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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken at Frye Mtn. W.M.A., Montville, Waldo Co., ME, on 25 November 2012. On gray birch.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken at Kenokopus Rd., Unity, Waldo Co., ME, on 24 November 2012.
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 12 December 2012

Ioana Tudor, Bucuresti Romania, 2012, Ganoderma applanatum
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 07 December 2012

Ganoderma applanatum, Bucuresti, 6 dec. 2012
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 30 September 2012

Ganoderma applanatum.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 05 December 2010

Rezerwat Zajecze wzgorze Sopot.Poland
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Christian French (United Kingdom) - 04 October 2010

This picture is mis-identified as Ganoderma applanatum it actually is Fomes fomentarius growing on a felled log next to loch Lomond Scotland.
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