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Ganoderma applanatum - Artists Conk Bracket ?

Observed: 14th September 2011 By: JesterBushcraftJesterBushcraft’s reputation in Fungi and LichensJesterBushcraft’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Found on a tree that was badly damaged and probably on its way out. Very hard outer shell and chestnut brown inside, when cut from the tree


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Species interactions

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Species with which Artist's Bracket (Conk ?) (Ganoderma applanatum) interacts


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It is a Gannoderma but as has

It is a Gannoderma but as has been said many times spores or internal structure necessary to split australe and applanatum. If you are able to cut the removed bracket in half as long as it has more than one years growth it should show all the details you need to give the correct id.