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

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Thanks, irene.
By: zaca
2011-04-06 14:43:04 PDT (-0700)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-04-06 13:06:06 PDT (-0700)

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 12:56:26 PDT (-0700)

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)
2011-04-05 22:18:30 PDT (-0700)

what tree it’s growing on?

Observation updated …
By: zaca
2011-04-05 16:12:32 PDT (-0700)

with new photos, chemical reaction and spores measures.

I do not even have …
By: zaca
2011-03-27 11:35:09 PDT (-0700)

… 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 10:12:41 PDT (-0700)

You have something else. Check the microscopy and dna.

What are the hypotheses?
By: zaca
2011-03-27 10:09:37 PDT (-0700)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-03-27 10:04:45 PDT (-0700)

it’s extremely variable..

By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2011-03-27 09:49:06 PDT (-0700)


This does not look like
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-03-27 07:47:35 PDT (-0700)

the material that we have in California.

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