Notes: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers. ex Wall.) Patouillard. Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales. (Artist’s Conk or Трутовик плоский лиственный.)
Cap: 8-20cm wide, convex and asymmetrical, somewhat kidney-shaped minor hoof-shaped, sometimes upper part looks as a knob attached to a wood; a cap consists of overlapped layers with additional thin concentric coloring, almost smooth or somewhat fine velvety with white, light gray, and brown thin crust. Cap grows through old and living branches, including them and other vegetation fragments into a cap.
Flesh: 0.5-3cm thick, dull yellowish-brown up to brown.
Tubes 0.4-2cm long, several per 1mm, bottom cap surface white (when soft), then white with brown dots (pores) up to yellowish-brown, any bruising makes brown coloring.
Stalk: absent (lateral fixation edge).
Habitat: single or small group at the old partially rotten birch stumps or trunks minor on living deciduous trees. It grows one or several (?) yeas.
Edibility: stiff as a wood.
Season: All year-round.
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