stevenelawson's picture

Southern Bracket

Is it common for a Ganoderma australe to have greyish pores producing brown spores when bruised or left to print?
I'm wondering if the specimens I found today are G/australe or if they might actually be Beeswax Bracket.
The upper was a rich brown colour and markedly tiered, while the pores were distinctly grey.
Any thoughts?
Cheers,
Steve

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D.M.H.'s picture

Ganoderma pfeifferi is grey

Ganoderma pfeifferi is grey on top.

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stevenelawson's picture

I'm grateful for your reply,

I'm grateful for your reply, but when I did a Google image search for Ganoderma pfeifferi I found several that had brown tops just like the specimen I found.

D.M.H.'s picture

Varibility in pore surface

Varibility in pore surface can be white or grey like top can be brown or grey
common name "Beeswax Bracket" comes from the yellow waxy coat on top surface.

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Amadan's picture

Internet images

Beware of incorrect identifications on many web sites.
Those where photography, a particular site, or a personal "blog" are the main focus of the page are less likely to be accurate than those aimed primarily at the organisms in question. But I believe that there are some fairly well-known errors even on the "best" sites.