Scientific name: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat. Derivation of name: Ganoderma means having a “shiny or lustrous skin”; applanatum means ” flattened”. Fruiting body perennial,woody, typically sessile, cm broad, cm thick, fan-shaped to slightly convex, rarely hoof-like, usually solitary; margin rounded. Descriptions and articles about the Artist’s Fungus, scientifically known as Ganoderma applanatum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summa.

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Many polypores found in the Pacific Northwest are medicinal, and this is just one example. There are aboutspecies of ganooderma fungi, but recent estimates say that there are over 5 million species waiting to be described Blackwell !

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. Ganoderma applanatum is a wood-decay funguscausing a rot of heartwood in a variety of trees. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert. Agricultural and Biological Chemistry.

This is not just a home remedy! The shelflike projection is difficult to break free, so younger animals often have to wrap their arms and legs awkwardly around a trunk and content themselves by only gnawing at the delicacy. Cystidia and setae not found. In the book Gorillas in the Mist Dian Fossey writes the following about gorillas eating Ganoderma applanatum:.

Ganoderma applanatum: The Artist’s Conk

Cite this page as: Older animals who succeed in breaking the fungus loose have been observed carrying it several hundred feet from its source, all the while guarding it possessively from more dominant individuals’ attempts to take it away. The fruiting bodies are perennial, and may persist for multiple years, increasing in size and forming new layers of pores as ganoedrma grow. Boletus applanatus Elfvingia applanata Fomes applanatus Fomes vegetus Ganoderme aplani Ganoderma lipsiense Polyporus applanatus Polyporus vegetus.


I think that it is important to keep learning about fungi and how they can be used. Maybe you can leave a friendly message for the next hiker, draw a picture, or even harvest the mushroom to make some medicinal tea. Ganoderma applanatum the artist’s bracketartist’s conk [1] or bear bread is a bracket fungus with a cosmopolitan distribution.

December Click [show] for important translation instructions. It is perennial, and individuals can develop gnaoderma many years by producing a new spore-producing tube layer beneath the previous year’s layer see the sixth illustration.

Ganoderma applanatum: The Artist’s Conk | The Fungal Kingdom

An Informational Gnoderma on Mushrooms. This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms. Exact name of Ganodermx article]]; see its history for attribution. Hot herbal soups, or fermentation in lemon acid with onion is a common use for cooking with G. Polypores of British Columbia Fungi: Archived from the original on 8 March Many people have seen Ganoderma applanatum at one time or another; it is widely distributed and fairly common—typically seen at the bases of hardwood stumps or on hardwood logs.

Before touched, the pore surface the underside of the mushroom is a perfect white color see fig.

Ganoderma applanatum – Wikipedia

Persoon, Patouillard, Elsevier Science Publishers B. My own attempts at Ganoderma applanatu, however, have not been very beautiful—unless you call abusive woodland notes for my aapplanatum buddies “beautiful. Drawing on a fresh specimen and then drying it will naturally preserve your masterpiece. The genus Ganoderma is very important to China, which uses many different kinds of these mushrooms in medicine Jong The Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam suffered rot from Ganoderma applanatum before it blew over in Many mushrooms have amazing qualities about them.


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North American Polypores, vol. The mushroom pictured in Ganodera 1 was found near my home in Hoodsport, Washington, and is about 8 inches long.

This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in German. Of thoseknown species of fungi, about 17, are mushrooms Blackwell. Carbohydrate Research, Fruiting ganodrema perennial,woody, typically sessile, cm broad, cm thick, fan-shaped to slightly convex, rarely hoof-like, usually solitary; margin rounded early, becoming narrowed spplanatum maturity; surface a hard crust, dull grey, grey-brown to brown, irregular, often furrowed, nodulose and zonate, frequently dusted with brown spores.

Because Ganoderma applanatum is a perennial mushroom, a message left on this mushroom might be there for years to come! The illustrated and ganodderma collections are from Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado.

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