Observation 200602: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat.

When: 2015-03-13

Collection location: Alta Vista city park Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

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Multiple small artist brackets fruiting on the side and underside of a fallen Douglas fir.
This species exhibits this behavior and we’ve never nailed down why… G. brownii supposedly has a more yellowish hue to the under flesh and is more dense in annual structure9these look more like a tandoor, not cylindric). Also, the white leading surface on these is bone white, and is very easy, and perfect for etching.

I have many “pieces” if you want to call them that(chicken scratch doodles) that have this behavior of growth, fruiting from the same log as flat, plane specimens. I think it’s just a variation within the habit or air currents in it’s microclimate.

NOTE: Deep, chocolate brown spores all over the bark- surrounding the area of the log where all conks are sporulating.

Elevation: sea level.

Temp: mid 50’s.

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What I’m calling the “Cylindric tandoor” growth behavior of G. applanatum like fungi.
Distant view- note chocolate spores covering the entire area.
Distant view- note chocolate spores covering the entire area.

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