Observation 64805: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat.
When: 2011-03-26
Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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Thanks, irene.
By: zaca
2011-04-06 16:43:04 CDT (-0500)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-04-06 15:06:06 CDT (-0500)

The spore size seems too large for applanatum, so I wondered what the alternative could be. In your area, Ganoderma australe is said to be common and the one that can be mixed up with applanatum at a young stage (and the spores are a match), but I’m not familiar with it.

Quercus suber
By: zaca
2011-04-06 14:56:26 CDT (-0500)

The place where the observation took place is very rich in trees and there exist pine , quercus, beech and some others as well as some large shrubs, like Arbutus unedo. I must confess that I don’t remember exactly what was the species of tree where the specimen developed. But looking at the photos I think that I am able to recognize the bark of Quercus suber, our most common Quercus tree.

Do you know
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-04-06 00:18:30 CDT (-0500)

what tree it’s growing on?

Observation updated …
By: zaca
2011-04-05 18:12:32 CDT (-0500)

with new photos, chemical reaction and spores measures.

I do not even have …
By: zaca
2011-03-27 13:35:09 CDT (-0500)

… a sample of the material. In a forthcoming oportunity I will try to collect some spores and observe them under a microscope.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-03-27 12:12:41 CDT (-0500)

You have something else. Check the microscopy and dna.

What are the hypotheses?
By: zaca
2011-03-27 12:09:37 CDT (-0500)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-03-27 12:04:45 CDT (-0500)

it’s extremely variable..

By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2011-03-27 11:49:06 CDT (-0500)


This does not look like
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-03-27 09:47:35 CDT (-0500)

the material that we have in California.

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