Observation 140604: Ganoderma aplanatum
When: 2013-07-19
(33.5419° -117.7044° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: There were 17 “shelves” of fungus on a living Willow tree (species uncertain). The largest single shelf was 32 × 15 × 7 cm. There is no apparent stalk. The top surface is smooth and dry and a cocoa color. The under surface is white and bruises easily. The mushroom is extremely tough, making it difficult to break a piece off for voucher without a cutting tool. There is a faint “mushroom” odor, not distinctive. At the attachment to the tree I was unable to see any black, just the continuous white color of the underside. Spores on the ground were cocoa/cinnamon brown.

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Ganoderma aplanatum, Artist's Conk, 071913, Laguna Niguel Regional Park-2.JPG
Spores on ground to the left
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Ganoderma aplanatum, Artist's Conk, 071913, Laguna Niguel Regional Park-3566.jpg
Under surface
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Ganoderma aplanatum, Artist's Conk, 071913, Laguna Niguel Regional Park-3570.jpg
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Used references: Davis, Sommer, Menge: Field Guide To Mushrooms of Western NA

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