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Ganoderma applantum

   (Family: Ganodermataceae)
   
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Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 50 - 750 mm
Colour:
Dingy brown (Sordid)
Spore bearing structure:   Pores
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Musty
General info: EDIT
related to large bracket in which the upper surface, in shades of yellow, red-brown to black, resembles an unvarnished crust. It has a thick, stem-like attachment and the lower surface is white to cream with minute pores. A parasite on a variety of trees.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Gill attachment: decurrent
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Pore Surface White, becoming dirty yellowish or dingy brownish to olive in age; bruising brown; with 4-6 tiny (nearly invisible to the naked eye) circular pores per mm; tubes in layers (a new layer is added each year), separated by brown tissue, with each layer 4-12 mm deep.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Annulus: none
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  Usually absent; if present, lateral and stubby.
 
 
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
Grows on the trunks of deciduous trees, where it causes an intensive white rot.
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